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Author: SZYMBORSKA, WISLAWA
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Szymborska, Wislawa    Poet's Biography
57 poems available by this author


A FEW WORDS ON THE SOUL    Poem Text    
First Line: We have a soul at times.
Subject(s): Soul


A FILM FROM THE SIXTIES    Poem Text    
First Line: This adult male. This person on earth.
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


A FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: So suddenly, who would've expected this'
Subject(s): Funerals; Burials


A GREAT MAN'S HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: It was written in marble in golden letters:
Subject(s): Houses


A MOMENT IN TROY    Poem Text    
First Line: Little girls -- / skinny, resigned
Subject(s): Troy


A TERRORIST IS WATCHING    Poem Text    
First Line: The bomb will go off in the bar at one-twenty
Subject(s): Terrorism


BIRTHDAY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


CAT IN AN EMPTY APARTMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dying -- you wouldn't do that to a cat
Subject(s): Cats


CENSUS    Poem Text    
First Line: Seven cities have been excavated
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


CHILDREN OF OUR AGE    Poem Text    
First Line: We are children of our age
Subject(s): Politics & Government


CLOCHARD    Poem Text    
First Line: In paris, on a day that stayed morning until dusk
Subject(s): Paris, France


DRINKING WINE    Poem Text    
First Line: He looked, and gave me beauty
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


EVERYTHING    Poem Text    
First Line: Everything - / a bumptious, stuck-up wor


EXPERIEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: As a short subject before the main feature
Subject(s): Heads


FAMILY ALBUM    Poem Text    
First Line: No one in this family has ever died of love
Subject(s): Love


FOUR A.M.    Poem Text    
First Line: The hour between night and day.
Subject(s): Night; Bedtime


GOING HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: He came home. Said nothing
Subject(s): Homecoming


HATRED    Poem Text    
First Line: See how efficient it still is,
Subject(s): Hate


HITLER'S FIRST PHOTOGRAPH    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: And who's this little fellow in his itty-bitty robe?
Subject(s): Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945)


HUNGER CAMP AT JASYO    Poem Text    
First Line: Write it. Write. In ordinary ink
Subject(s): Concentration Camps


IN PRAISE OF FEELING BAD ABOUT YOURSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: The buzzard never says it is to blame.
Subject(s): Conscience


LIST    Poem Text    


LOT'S WIFE    Poem Text    
First Line: I looked back supposedly curious
Last Line: Possibly I fell face turned towards the city
Subject(s): Sodom


MEMORY AT LAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Memory at last has what it sought
Subject(s): Memory


NEGATIVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Against a grayisch sky


NO END OF FUN    Poem Text    
First Line: So he's got to have happiness,
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


ON DEATH, WITHOUT EXAGGERATION    Poem Text    
First Line: It can't tell a joke
Last Line: As if it were just learning on each of us
Subject(s): Death


ON THE QUESTION OF PORNOGRAPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: No debauchery compares with thinking.
Subject(s): Pornography


ONE VERSION OF EVENTS    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Life Choices


PIETA    Poem Text    
First Line: In the small town where the hero was born
Last Line: Walking past the next batch of tourists
Subject(s): Poland; Farewell


POETRY READING    Poem Text    
First Line: To be a boxer, or not to be there
Subject(s): Poetry Readings


PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN    Poem Text    
First Line: She must be willing to please


POSSIBILITIES    Poem Text    
First Line: I prefer the cinema.
Subject(s): Likes & Dislikes


REALITY DEMANDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Reality demands / that we also mention this
Subject(s): Earth; War; World


REALITY REQUIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Reality requires / that we speak of these things: / life rolls on
Subject(s): Reality


REPORT FROM THE HOSPITAL    Poem Text    
First Line: We used matches to draw lots; who would visit him
Subject(s): Hospitals; Death; Dead, The


RETURNS    Poem Text    
First Line: He came home. Said nothing
Subject(s): Homecoming


SMILES    Poem Text    
First Line: The world would rather see hope than just hear
Subject(s): Hope; Statesmen; Optimism


SOME PEOPLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Some people fleei some other people
Subject(s): Refugees


STAGE FRIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Poets and writers
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers


STILL    Poem Text    
First Line: In sealed box cars travel
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


THE ACROBAT    Poem Text    
First Line: From trapeze to / to trapeze, in the hush that
Subject(s): Acrobats And Acrobatism


THE END AND THE BEGINNING    Poem Text    
First Line: After every war / someone has to tidy up
Subject(s): War


THE JOY OF WRITING    Poem Text    
First Line: Where is the written doe headed, through these written woods
Last Line: Revenge of a mortal hand
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


THE ONION    Poem Text    
First Line: The onion, now that's something else
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE SILENCE OF PLANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: A one-sided relationship is developing quite well between you and me.
Subject(s): Plants; Relationships; Planting; Planters


THE TERRORIST, HE WATCHES    Poem Text    
First Line: The bomb will explode in the bar at twenty past one
Last Line: The bomb, it explodes
Subject(s): Terrorism


THE TWO APES OF BRUEGHEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Here's my dream of a final exam
Subject(s): Animals; Apes; Gorillas; Chimpanzees; Gibbons; Orangutans


THE WOMEN OF RUBENS    Poem Text    
First Line: Giantesses, female fauna
Subject(s): Rubens, Peter Paul (1577-1640); Women


THEATER IMPRESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: For me a tragedy's most important act is the sixth
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights


THEATRICAL IMPRESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: In tragedy I find the sixth act most important
Last Line: Grips me by the throat
Subject(s): Plays & Playwrights


THIS DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The shrill of doorbell still returning to my ears
Subject(s): News; Politics & Government


TORTURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing has changed
Subject(s): Torture


TRUE LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: True love. Is it normal
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


UTOPIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Island where all becomes clear
Subject(s): Utopia


VIETNAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Woman, what's your name?' 'I don't know.'
Subject(s): Children; Mothers; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; Childhood


WE'RE EXTREMELY FORTUNATE    Poem Text    
First Line: We're extremely fortunate / not to know precisely
Subject(s): Earth; World