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Love at First Sight

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Love at First Sight
Wislawa Szymborska
|Both are convinced |There were signs, signals: | |that a sudden surge of emotion bound them together. |but what of it if they were illegible. | |Beautiful is such a certainty, |Perhaps three years ago, | |but uncertainty is more beautiful. |or last Tuesday | | |did a certain leaflet fly | |Because they didn't know each other earlier, they suppose that |from shoulder to shoulder? | |nothing was happening between them. |There was something lost and picked up. | |What of the streets, stairways and corridors |Who knows but what it was a ball | |where they could have passed each other long ago? |in the bushes of childhood. | | | | |I'd like to ask them |There were doorknobs and bells | |whether they remember-- perhaps in a revolving door |on which earlier | |ever being face to face? |touch piled on touch. | |an "excuse me" in a crowd |Bags beside each other in the luggage room. | |or a voice "wrong...

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