@Wislawa Szymborska [via Melissa Marr]

It shows how badly I keep up with literature that I visited Melissa Marr’s website and discovered Wislawa Szymborska.

Time retains its sacred right
to meddle in each earthly affair.
Still, time’s unbound power
that makes a mountain crumble,
moves seas, rotates a star,
won’t be enough to tear
lovers apart: they are
too naked, too embraced
too much like timid sparrows.