Sunday, 22 March 2015

Those Who Carry - Anna Kamienska

Those who carry pianos
to the tenth floor wardrobes and coffins
an old man with a bundle of wood limps beyond the horizon
a woman with a hump of nettles
a madwoman pushing a pram
full of vodka bottles
they will all be lifted
like a gull's feather like a dry leaf
like an eggshell a scrap of newspaper

Blessed are those who carry
for they shall be lifted.

Anna Kamienska (1920 – 1986) Poland
Translated by David Curzon

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