I cannot speak for more than an hour exclusively about poetry. At that point, life itself takes over again.
I would be a traitor to these poor burned bodies if I came here to talk good fellowship.
Happiness needs one-upmanship.
Surely these women won’t lose any more of their beauty and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries or laundries all year round. There is no harder contest than the contest for bread, let me tell you that.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
You know, I’m worried about Szymborska. I wish she would stop smoking.
I read upon the subject and grew more and more interested, and after a time I became a member of the National Board, and had duties and responsibilities that kept me busy after my day’s work was done.
Our people were very restive, saying that they could not sit under that notice, and that if the National Board did not call them out soon they would go out of themselves.
I started earning a living as a poet rather early on.
So we must stand together to resist, for we will get what we can take – just that and no more.