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Some Like Poetry
(2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012 / Prowent)

Some Like Poetry

Poem By Wislawa Szymborska

Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
Not counting schools, where one has to,
and the poets themselves,
there might be two people per thousand.

Like -
but one also likes chicken soup with noodles,
one likes compliments and the color blue,
one likes an old scarf,
one likes having the upper hand,
one likes stroking a dog.

Poetry -
but what is poetry.
Many shaky answers
have been given to this question.
But I don't know and don't know and hold on to it
like to a sustaining railing.


Translated by Regina Grol

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Poetry - but what is poetry. Many shaky answers have been given to this question. But I don't know and don't know and hold on to it very interesting. there is truth in it. tony
IM USIN DIS FUR MEINE HAUSAUFGABEN
Well articulated and nicely brought forth with insight. Thanks for sharing...........................................................
Poetry - but what is poetry. Many shaky answers have been given to this question. But I don't know and don't know and hold on to it like to a sustaining railing./// wow wonderful, really, really great write; thanks for sharing
Oh, is this gooood Like hot chicken soup Comforting and beautiful, Sustaining, the inscrutable


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