[in english] Vietnam

Ten wiersz jest autorstwa Wisława Szymborska.

Woman, what`s your name?" "I don`t know."
"How old are you? Where are you from?" "I don`t know."
"Why did you dig that burrow?" "I don`t know."
"How long have you been hiding?" "I don`t know."
"Why did you bite my finger?" "I don`t know."
"Don`t you know that we won`t hurt you?" "I don`t know."
"Whose side are you on?" "I don`t know."
"This is war, you`ve got to choose." "I don`t know."
"Does your village still exist?" "I don`t know."
"Are those your children?" "Yes."

(trans. by Stanislaw Baranczak and Clare Cavanagh)