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This poem is taken from PN Review 214, Volume 40 Number 2, November - December 2013.

'Babylon V' and Other Poems Adam Czerniawski
Babylon V

Pascal's universe
of measureless voided space
once held me terrorised
Now at the end of the XX century
I see at last
that Copernicus and Galileo
needlessly risked their lives

I wish to sleep peacefully
on this small planet
round which the sun
revolves



The Last Judgment

Burning morning heat as we depart
in an ancient motor-boat
from the San Zaccaria jetty near San Marco
towards the Lido. Slowly
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