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Mar 6, 2021

"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life.

" --Wislawa Szymborska

A Few Words on the Soul

"We have a soul at times.

No one's got it non-stop,

for keeps."

In an article in the New York Times, Edward Hirsch called Wislawa Szymborska "a philosophically inflected poet who investigates large unanswerable questions with terrific delicacy. She pits her dizzying sense of the world's transient splendor against unbearable historical knowledge." Here the Polish Nobel laureate explores the nature of the soul with her characteristic wit, keen observations and attentiveness to the buried implications of the human journey.

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