February 23, 2024 8:37 pm

PERSPECTIVE FROM TWO POINTS: Poetry, by Wislawa Szymborska

PERSPECTIVE FROM TWO POINTS

wislawa.1.1Have crossed as strangers, without a word or a gesture, she directed to the store, he to his car. Perhaps you lost, or distracted, or forgetful that he had, for a brief moment, cherished forever. Besides, no guarantee that they would. Yes, perhaps, from a distance, but up close anything at all. I saw them from the window, and who looks down on mistakes more easily. She disappeared behind the glass door, he was behind the wheel, and left in a hurry. That is, as if nothing had happened, even if it happened. And I, just for a moment, some of what I’ve seen, I try to persuade you, readers, with occasional short verses, how sad it was.

(Wislawa Szymborska)

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