Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Morning Quote: Wislawa Szymborska

[A]t the very core of every poem, there is emotion. What you have to do is fight against this emotion. If you were to use emotions only it would be enough to say: 'I love you. Full stop. Don't leave me. What shall I do without you? Oh my poor country! Oh my poor homeland!'

—Wislawa Szymborska, who died earlier this month,
in an interview in The Guardian

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