They will greet you with mysterious
smiles, those who were there before you.
Later, when new ones arrive, you will already
know it all.
You will welcome them with the same smile and
show them in.
With a sweeping gesture you will present
the freshly made beds and the expansive view of the gardens.
At last, when they will have composed themselves a little,
you will explain
where they are and what the future has in store for them.
Translation of “Pomieszczenia i ogrody.” Copyright Grzegorz Wróblewski. By arrangement with the author. Translation copyright 2011 by Agnieszka Pokojska. All rights reserved.