I’m reading poems by Polish poet Wisława Szymborska every day in April as part of our National Poetry Month Poetry Dare at Tweetspeak. I’ve read little, if any, of her work before this month and am finding her poems to be clever, intelligent, and emotionally rich in ways that are very subtle. Maybe sneaky. As I read the poems, I am copying some of them out in order to “touch” the words more physically, and at times, writing poems in response.
I have two posts up so far at Tweetspeak, and two to come. Both feature (and discuss) selections from Szymborska as well as my own contributions (which follow here).
Two of my poems after reading Szymborska:
After reading Szymborska’s “Vocabulary”
Getting a Word in Edgewise After Szymborska’s “Conversation with a Stone”