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Without End: New and Selected Poems

 
 
 
 
Without End: New and Selected Poems
Author: Adam Zagajewski
ISBN 13: 9780374528614
ISBN 10: 374528616
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2003-03-18
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $20.00
 
 

I love to swim in the sea, which keeps

talking to itself

in the monotone of a vagabond

who no longer recalls

exactly how long he’s been on the road.

Swimming is like prayer:

palms join and part,

join and part,

almost without end.

—from "On Swimming"

Without End draws from each of Adam Zagajewski's English-language collections, both in and out of print—Tremor, Canvas, and Mysticism for Beginners—and features new work that is among his most refreshing and rewarding. These poems, lucidly translated, share the vocation that allows us, in Zagajewski's words, "to experience astonishment and to stop still in that astonishment for a long moment or two."

Joseph Brodsky

Seldom has the muse . . . spoken to anyone with such clarity and urgency as in Zagajewski s case.