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Two hundred and eighty degrees below zero

When I am alone 
there is more room inside me. 
I sit down comfortably 
inside me, with my legs crossed, 
and settle down to thinking 
about this and that.

When I am alone 
every religion’s paradise 
blooms in me. 
Splendors and wings float 
upwards .

When I am alone 
the frost of outer space 
pierces through my skin. 
Two hundred and eighty degrees 
below zero.

Anna Świrszczyńska, translated by Susan Bassnett and Piotr Kuhiwczak

5th April 2012
Tags: Anna Świrszczyńska Anna Swirszczynska Two hundred and eighty degrees below zero thoughts that breathe poetry lit

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