Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thought for the Day

History counts its skeletons in round numbers.
~ Wislawa Szymborska
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Quoted from Szymborska's poem "The Hunger Camp at Jaslo"

Wislawa Szymborska, 1923-2012, Poet, Recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature (1996)

Five Poems by Wislawa Szymborska, Nobel Library

2 comments:

nance.mdr said...

history counts it's skeletons
in round numbers
over time
bending bones
like sand scouring stone

Hannah Stephenson said...

Her work is so powerful....this quote is painfully accurate.