The Greatest Love

She is sixty. She lives
the greatest love of her life.

She walks arm-in-arm with her dear one,   
her hair streams in the wind.
Her dear one says:
“You have hair like pearls.”

Her children say:   
“Old fool.”

Reprinted from Talking to My Body (1996) by Anna Swir, translated by Czeslaw Milosz and Leonard Nathan. Used by permission of Copper Canyon Press, www.coppercanyonpress.org.
Source: Talking to My Body (1996)
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