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The Sea And The Man

Anna Swir

You will not tame this sea
either by humility or rapture.
But you can laugh
in its face.

Laughter
was invented by those
who live briefly
as a burst of laughter.

The eternal sea
will never learn to laugh.


Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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Added: 1 Apr 2002 | Last Read: 11 Dec 2018 2:49 AM | Viewed: 9943 times

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