I've mentioned inspiration. Contemporary poets answer evasively
when asked what it is, and if it actually exists. It's not that they've
never known the blessing of this inner impulse. It's jut not easy
to explain something to someone else
that you don't understand yourself.
~ Wislawa Szymborska, Poet__________________________
Wislawa Szymborska (1923-2012) received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996 "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality."
Five Poems by Wislawa Szymborska (Nobel Prize Site)
74 Poems by Wislawa Szymborska (Info Poland Site)
"A Poet of Consciousness: Wislawa Szymborska", The New York Review of Books, April 2013
Obituary at The New York Times