Monday, November 07, 2011

A Poem by Jerzy Ficowski

A Poem by Polish author, Jerzy Ficowski about his relationship with the Holocaust, written in the 1980's.

I did not manage to save
a single life

I did not know how to stop
a single bullet

and I wander round cemeteries
which are not there
I look for words
which are not there
I run

to help where no one called
to rescue after the event

I want to be on time
even if I am too late

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