The Greatest Love

by Anna Swir

the-greatest-loveAnna Swir

She is sixty. She lives

the greatest love of her life.
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She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,   

her hair streams in the wind.

Her dear one says:

“You have hair like pearls.”
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Her children say:   

“Old fool.”
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Reprinted from Talking to My Body (1996) by Anna Swir, translated by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan.

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