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My contemporaries like small objects,

dried starfish that have forgotten the sea,

melancholy stopped clocks, postcards

sent from vanished cities,

Adam Zagajewski

Poems from Adam Zagajewski

Adam Zagajewski – STAR

Star   I returned to you years later, gray and lovely city, unchanging city buried in the waters of the past.   I’m no longer the student of philosophy, poetry, and curiosity, I’m not the young poet who wrote too many lines   and wandered in the maze of...

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Adam Zagajewski – Impossible Friendships

Impossible Friendships   For example, with someone who no longer is, who exists only in yellowed letters.   Or long walks beside a stream, whose depths hold hidden   porcelain cups—and the talks about philosophy with a timid student or the postman....

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