View with a Grain of Sand…(Wislawa Szymborska)

This book of 100 poems by Wislawa Szymborska won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1996. Translated from the Polish by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh, it is a compendium of selections from books published between 1957 to 1993, previously copyrighted by the poet, with this latest book edition being copyrighted in 1995 by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York.
While the author was born in 1923, the poetry she has written has classical permanence, breaching the effects of time over several decades with regard to the pertinence these poems affect on our present day souls.
Some of my favorites include: Brueghel’s Two Monkeys; Nothing Twice; Rubens’ Women; Coloratura; Bodybuilder’s Contest; Birthday; Psalm; Lot’s Wife; Seen from Above; The Onion; Children of our Age; Into the Ark; and No Title Required.

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