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Adam Zagajewski

Night is a cistern. Owls sing. Refugees tread meadow roadswith the loud rustling of endless grief.Who are you, walking in this worried crowd.And who will you become, who will you bewhen day returns, and ordinary greetings circle round. Night is a cistern. The last pairs dance at a country ball.   High waves cry from the… Continue reading Adam Zagajewski

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Adam Zagajewski

there’s always a little joy, and even beauty lies close at hand, beneath the bark of every hour, in the quiet heart of concentration, and another person hides in each of us — universal, strong, invincible. — Adam Zagajewski, from “Three Angels,” Pangolin House, Spring 2014. Translated by Clare Cavanagh

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