Daily Archives: February 6, 2012

Wislawa Szymborska, Another Wedding and The Inglehearts

1  Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel prizewinner, died on 1st February 2012 and The Guardian printed this poem of hers which I find very beautiful.

A miracle (what else can you call it):
the sun rose today at three fourteen 
and will set tonight at one past eight

A miracle that’s lost on us:
the hand actually has fewer than six 
but still it’s got more than four.

A miracle, just take a look around:
the inescapable earth.

An extra miracle, extra and ordinary:
the unthinkable
can be thought.

(translated into English by Stanisław Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh)

Wislawa Szymborska in 2010. Photograph: Jacek Turczyk/EPA

2  Had another enquiry about a wedding, this one a recommendation from a couple whose wedding I did a couple of years ago which is very pleasing.

3  Singing with the Inglehearts.  Tonight we rehearsed ‘Here, There and Everywhere’ by the Beatles in an arrangement by Claire and it felt good!

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