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Welcome to the website of the Wisława Szymborska Foundation
– the institution that the Poet conceived herself and mandated in her will.
 
 
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The Three Oddest Words

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 nonbeing can hold. 
 
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