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The Three Oddest Words

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.

When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.

When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no non-being can hold.

Wisława Szymborska, translated by S. Barańczak and C. Cavanagh

30th March 2012
Tags: Wisława Szymborska Wislawa Szymborska The Three Oddest Words thoughts that breathe poetry lit

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