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Nothing Twice


“nothing can ever happen twice
in consequence, the sorry fact is
that we arrive here improvised
and leave without the chance to practice’’

posted in memory of Wislawa Szymborska

Poland’s 1996 Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska, whose simple words and playful verse plucked threads of irony and empathy out of life, has died. She was 88.

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Last year, President Bronislaw Komorowski honored Szymborska with Poland’s highest distinction, The Order of the White Eagle, in recognition of her contribution to her country’s culture.

In reaction to her death, Komorowski wrote that “for decades she infused Poles with optimism and with trust in the power of beauty and the might of the word.’’

Szymborska was our “guardian spirit,’’ Komorowski wrote. “In her poems we could find brilliant advice which made the world easier to understand.’’



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Remembering Wisława Szymborksa

All over the interwebs, fans of Wisława Szymborska are mourning her death at the age of 88. We’ve rounded up a collection of some of the recent obituaries and tributes in her honor:


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“For the last few years my favourite phrase has been ‘I don’t know’. I’ve reached the age of self-knowledge, so I don’t know anything. People who claim that they know something are responsible for most of the fuss in the world.”

Link to another obit that includes the poem "Clouds":

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