True Love, a Poem by Wislawa Szymborska

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The speaker comes across to us about the reality of true love. Mocking us with its notions, expressions and yes even our public displays of affection. The ironic nature and the latter affirmation of true love is succinctly expressed in this poem By placing us face to face with ironic examples of the presence of true love it reaffirms our humanity and existentialism.

She starts with, “True love. Is it normal,/ is it serious, is it practical? (1-2) True love in its truest sense is all of the above; it is essential whether or not we find it. Two people who are in love and may feel they are on their own in actuality become the conduit of true love. Often times our true love exudes from within touching the souls of others, or in plain language rub off on someone else. I think this is the phenomenon of why guests in weddings feel that love is in the air. However cynical or skeptical someone maybe about true love, it is something we all strive for at one time or another in our lifetime.

“Placed on the same pedestal for no good reason,/ drawn randomly from millions, but convinced/ it ...
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