sexta-feira, maio 05, 2006

Tadeusz Rozewicz

The Deposition of the Burden

He came to us
and said

you are not responsible
either for the world or for the end of the world
the burden is taken from your shoulders
you are like birds and children
and they play

they forget
that modern poetry
is a struggle for breath

In Postwar Polish Poetry, Czeslaw Milosz