Tag Archives: Wislawa Szymborska

TCS: This World Upside Down – In Memorium

Good Morning!   __________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 2, 2018

July 2nd is: Anisette Liqueur Day I Forgot Day World UFO Day * Made in the USA Day Salvation Army Founders Day * _________________________________________ MORE! Christoph Gluck, Genevieve Cline and Thurgood Marshall, click

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A Poem for the First Day of National Poetry Month

Some People Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska Some people— that means not everyone. Not even most of them, only a few. Not counting school, where you have to, and poets themselves, you might end up with something like two per … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 2, 2017

July 2nd is: Anisette Liqueur Day I Forgot Day  World UFO Day * Salvation Army Founders Day * Second Half of the Year Day ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Christoph Gluck, Wisława Szymborska and Noel Coward, click 

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Word Cloud: TRANSLATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The Nobel award committee’s citation called her the “Mozart of poetry,” a woman who mixed the elegance of language with “the fury of Beethoven.” Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature.  The Nobel … Continue reading

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“CONSOLATION”: A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

Posted by Elaine Magliaro For the first Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month, I’m posting a poem by my favorite poet–Wislawa Szymborska. CONSOLATION By Wisława Szymborska (Translated By Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak) Darwin. They say he read novels to … Continue reading

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Hunger of Memory: “Starvation Camp Near Jaslo”–A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

By Elaine Magliaro Stanley Kunitz, the tenth Poet Laureate of the United States, once said, “Memory is everybody’s poet-in-residence.” Wislawa Szymborska, a Nobel Prize-winning poet from Poland, was born in 1923. Jaroslav Anders (Los Angeles Times) said that during her young adulthood, … Continue reading

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