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Wislawa Szymborska: Possibilities

I prefer the hell of chaos to the hell of order.
I prefer Grimms’ fairy tales to the newspapers’ front pages.
I prefer leaves without flowers to flowers without leaves.

December 17, 2021 · 5 Comments

Wislawa Szymborska: Utopia

If any doubts arise, the wind dispels them instantly.

September 10, 2021 · 10 Comments

Nick Graham: Legends

Game trails, foot paths, roads—ever less narrow,
history’s cool path of annotation.
Maps fold flat and unfold worlds we might know,
showing how to get where we long to go

June 23, 2020 · 1 Comment

Wislawa Szymborska: Cosmic Solitude

I admit that I find the question of life beyond Earth quite interesting, but still I’d prefer not to have it settled too quickly and definitively. For example, I’m cheered, … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 · 4 Comments

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