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Monologue of a Dog

by Wisława Szymborska

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From a writer whom Charles Simic calls "one of the finest poets living" comes a collection of witty, compassionate, contemplative, and always surprising poems. Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike. EVERYTHING Everything- a bumptious, stuck-up word. It should be written in quotes. It pretends to miss nothing, to gather, hold, contain, and have. While all the while it's just a shred of a gale.… (more)
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This was a luminous, thoughtful collection of poems. I think my favorite of the group was "Among the Multitudes" for the lines "Nature's wardrobe/holds a fair supply of costumes" and the imagery and what-ifs of the collection are lovely to read. ( )
  jeninmotion | Sep 24, 2018 |
Excellent poetry. ( )
  Poemblaze | Apr 26, 2007 |
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From a writer whom Charles Simic calls "one of the finest poets living" comes a collection of witty, compassionate, contemplative, and always surprising poems. Szymborska writes with verve about everything from love unremembered to keys mislaid in the grass. The poems will appear, for the first time, side by side with the Polish originals, in a book to delight new and old readers alike. EVERYTHING Everything- a bumptious, stuck-up word. It should be written in quotes. It pretends to miss nothing, to gather, hold, contain, and have. While all the while it's just a shred of a gale.

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