Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska:

Wisława SzymborskaYesterday Polish poet Wisława Szymborska died (you can read the obituary here). I bought my first letterpress to print several of her poems and last night I re-read some of her poetry. (I think the best translation into English is this one.)

My current favorite is A Word on Statistics, which starts out

Out of every hundred people,

those who always know better:


Unsure of every step:

almost all the rest.

Ready to help,

if it doesn’t take long:


Read the entire poem here.

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