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View with a Grain of Sand

by Wislawa Szymborska

Refreshingly accessible poems that reflect on universal themes together with a unique brand of wit and irony. Symborska is a trustworthy witness of the human condition.

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I owe so much
to those I don't love.

The relief as I agree
that someone else needs them more.

The happiness that I'm not
the wolf to their sheep.

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New Selected Poems 1966-87 by Seamus Heaney
Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop
 

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