Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thought for the Day

History counts its skeletons in round numbers.
~ Wislawa Szymborska

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


Anonymous 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.