Wislawa Szymborska

Vermeer
by Wislawa Szymborska

So long as that woman from the Rijksmuseum
in painted quiet and concentration
keeps pouring milk day after day
from the pitcher to the bowl
the World hasn’t earned
the world’s end.

Translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh and Stanisław Barańczak
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/aug/19/vermeer/

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