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A Conceited Mistake

Vasko Popa

Once upon a time there was a mistake
So silly so small
That no one would even have noticed it

It couldn't bear
To see itself to hear of itself

It invented all manner of things
Just to prove
that it didn't really exist

It invented space 
To put its proofs in
And time to keep its proofs
And the world to see its proofs

All it invented
Was not so silly
Nor so small
But was of course mistaken

Could it have been otherwise


Trans. Anne Pennington


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Added: 7 Apr 2002 | Last Read: 20 Apr 2018 4:24 PM | Viewed: 5904 times

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