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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“TORTURES”–A Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

  By Elaine Magliaro I selected a poem that I think is most appropriate to post this Poetry Friday after the release of the Senate’s CIA torture report earlier in the week. “Tortures” was written by my favorite poet–Wislawa Szymborska. Szymborska was awarded the … Continue reading

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“The End and the Beginning”: An Anti-War Poem by Wislawa Szymborska (VIDEO)

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro For Poetry Friday this week, I’m sharing one of my favorite poems written by my favorite poet–Wislawa Szymborska. The poem is titled The End and the Beginning. I choose this poem because I think it’s a … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Poetry Month: “Hatred” by Wislawa Szymborska

SUBMITTED BY ELAINE MAGLIARO Back in 1999, US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky read Wislawa’s Szymborska’s poem Hatred on the PBS Newshour Poetry Series. Unfortunately, the video of Pinsky’s poetry reading is no longer available—but the text of the poem is … Continue reading

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