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Ice-bound, folded; internal rhyme
of the earth; is silent next to a stone,
maybe shy;

not a stream
nor living vein
under the ice,  he is

like mercury, quicksilver tear,
a plaster cast of dislocated

the women’s furs
walking sway
the church.


Ewa Chrusciel
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1In Polish Krynica is a famous city with natural springs and the term „krynica” means „a spring.”

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