Poet Seers » miracles http://www.poetseers.org Spiritual and illumining poetry, featuring poets, such as Sri Aurobindo, Sri Chinmoy, Hafiz, Rumi, W.Blake Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:30:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 Miracle Fair – Wislawa Szymborska http://www.poetseers.org/2012/12/27/miracle-fair-wislawa-szymborska/ http://www.poetseers.org/2012/12/27/miracle-fair-wislawa-szymborska/#comments Thu, 27 Dec 2012 13:29:08 +0000 http://www.poetseers.org/?p=24475 Commonplace miracle:
that so many commonplace miracles happen.

An ordinary miracle:
in the dead of night
the barking of invisible dogs.

One miracle out of many:
a small, airy cloud
yet it can block a large and heavy moon.

Several miracles in one:
an alder tree reflected in the water,
and that it’s backwards left to right
and that it grows there, crown down
and never reaches the bottom,
even though the water is shallow.

An everyday miracle:
winds weak to moderate
turning gusty in storms.

First among equal miracles:
cows are cows.

Second to none:
just this orchard
from just that seed.

A miracle without a cape and top hat:
scattering white doves.

A miracle, for what else could you call it:
today the sun rose at three-fourteen
and will set at eight-o-one.

A miracle, less surprising than it should be:
even though the hand has fewer than six fingers,
it still has more than four.

A miracle, just take a look around:
the world is everywhere.

An additional miracle, as everything is additional:
the unthinkable
is thinkable.


- Wislawa Szymborska

English version by Joanna Trzeciak

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