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"It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things." ~Stephen Mallarme
The Three Oddest Words
By Wislawa Szymborska
When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.
When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.
When I pronounce the word Nothing,
I make something no non-being can hold.
~Translated by S. Baranczak & C. Cavanagh