She is sixty. She lives the greatest love of her life.

So much power in so few words from the Polish poet Anna Swir (1909-1984) in this piece from her wonderful collection, Talking to My Body. 

“The Greatest Love”

She is sixty. She lives
the greatest love of her life.

She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,
her hair streams in the wind.
Her dear one says:
“You have hair like pearls.”

Her children say:
“Old fool.”

Translated from the Polish by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan

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One thought on “She is sixty. She lives the greatest love of her life.

  1. I love this! I just gotta say I love the poems you select, and always look forward to reading each one when the email arrives. more please! sincerely, a reader

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