Wednesday, February 13, 2008


"...I would like to describe a light
which is being born in me
but I know it does not resemble
any star..."

From "I Would Like to Describe" by Zbigniew Herbert


R.L. Bourges said...

oh, what a find, this one! And translated by Milosz, yet. (the article is excellent: I love the description of Herbert as "an admirably uncooperative citizen of the (Polish) puppet state")

(even word verification is trying to channel some Polish on this one - rather unsuccessfully, I'm afraid: emjljduw?)

Rethabile said...

Boy, would I love to hear you describe it.

One could really run off with this thought and deal with it.