Monday, May 03, 2010

A really good poem that....

.....should be shared. Therefore, here it is:

Nothing Twice

Wislawa Szymborska

Nothing can ever happen twice.
In consequence, the sorry fact is
that we arrive here improvised
and leave without the chance to practice.

Even if there is no one dumber,
if you’re the planet’s biggest dunce,
you can’t repeat the class in summer:
this course is only offered once.

No day copies yesterday,
no two nights will teach what bliss is
in precisely the same way,
with exactly the same kisses

One day, perhaps, some idle tongue
mentions your name by accident:
I feel as if a rose were flung
into the room, all hue and scent.

The next day, though you’re here with me,
I can’t help looking at the clock:
A rose? A rose? What could that be?
Is it a flower or a rock?

Why do we treat the fleeting day
with so much needless fear and sorrow?
It’s in its nature not to stay:
Today is always gone tomorrow.

With smiles and kisses, we prefer
to seek accord beneath our star,
although we’re different (we concur)
just as two drops of water are.
We now return you to our regular programming. Until next time, take care, stay well, and CARPE DIEM!!


Lua said...

I usually forget that there is no room to breath in our past and future is way too foggy… This poem is great to read from time to time to remind ourselves that all we have is “right now”. Thank you for sharing it… :)

Kay said...

I agree that this poem is a good reminder for us to stop and smell the roses and to do the right thing the first time.

tweetey30 said...

i got three pretty roses Saturday when hubby came home from work for an early mothers day present.. lucky me huh??

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

I love the header! Did you take that pic yourself?

nice poem!