IN MEMORIAM

By William Markiewicz

Two texts came to my memory, far distant from each other in time and demography, still united by their magical beauty. First I quote "Testament" by oustanding Polish poet Konstanty Idelfons Galczynski:

"When my little heart one day cracks
Remember me sometimes nicely
That there was such a guy from the Moon

My pen to the Vistula
My ashes to the four winds
My heart to the postal box" (for communication)

The second one is an inscription from a Viking's gravestone in a style strangely "cool" and modern:

"He is born in the North
In the South he fed the eagles
He died in the East"

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