The Three Oddest Words by Wisława Szymborska

The Three Oddest Words by Wisława Szymborska

 

 

The three oddest words poem

 

 

The three oddest  words poem text :

 

 

The Three Oddest Words

 by Wisława Szymborska

When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.

 

When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.

 

When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no non-being can hold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisława Szymborska (translated by Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanagh)
—from Poems: New and Collected

 

 

 

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