“Auto Mirror” by Adam Zagajewski


 
 
 
 
“Auto Mirror”
 
 
 
Adam Zagajewski
 
 
 
 
In the rear-view mirror suddenly
I saw the bulk of the Beauvais Cathedral:
great things dwell in small ones
for a moment.
 
 
          [Trans. by Czeslaw Milosz and Robert Hass]
 
 
 
 
 
Note: The Beauvais Cathedral, built during the Middle Ages north of Paris, is also known as the gravity-defying church – at one time the tallest Christian monument with the highest ceiling until the lantern tower collapsed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on May 30, 2020.

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