Tag: nature

The Wallpaper That Killed the Emperor
Art + Stories
Experiences

The Wallpaper That Killed the Emperor

Green is the color most commonly associated with life. Yet, the color of vibrancy and growth has a darker, more malicious side to it.
Szymon Drobniak
The 12 Doctors of Przekrój
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

The 12 Doctors of Przekrój

How can we live better, fuller, and more peacefully? Recommendations from the world's top specialists can guide us.
Przekrój
Intellectuals in Black
World + People
Nature

Intellectuals in Black

They learn quickly, use tools, and beat apes in intelligence tests. Yet they're still considered a harbinger of misfortune and death. It's time to give ravens justice.
Adam Zbyryt
(Meta)physics
World + People
Outer Space

(Meta)physics

The more science helps us explain the world, the less we need our imaginations. But fantasizing is an important pastime, so let’s embark on a bold journey to the very edge of modern physics. 
Łukasz Lamża
The Woman, the Dog, and the Forest
World + People
Nature

The Woman, the Dog, and the Forest

The famous "woman of the forest" built a house in the wilderness herself and spent thirty years there. A peek into the harmonious, nature-driven life of Anne LaBastille.
Ewa Pluta
Crying in the Wilderness
World + People
Nature

Crying in the Wilderness

An old forest does not need fences, tree covers or birdhouses. It developed better survival strategies millions of years ago.
Adam Zbyryt
Bug Beauty
Art + Stories
Experiences

Bug Beauty

Let's look for creatures that crawl, jump and walk on long legs not only in the tall grass, but also on the canvases of old masters.
Michał Książek
Oil!
World + People
Nature

Oil!

Humanity's relationship with oil is a history of addiction and getting high off the "black gold." Can we ever recover from it?
Paulina Wilk
Obligations
Art + Stories
Experiences

Obligations

Jacek Dehnel
On the far side of the lake, the shattered pane of an ice floe,
closer in waves like soft streaks, one by one
docking near the shore,
then setting out from shore.
Later I watched as a heron skimmed over that icy pane,
doubled, mirrored,
both real and reflected,
reflected and real:
that day I did nothing,
yet I did everything necessary.



Author’s commentary:
The poem is pretty self-evident. Let readers take it in and figure out what’s going on. But beneath what’s universal in it, there’s something more prosaic and individual. When, for a long period, I was unable to finish a book of poems, another poet encouraged me—since I had a fellowship to Berlin—to work on poetry there instead of prose. I had always believed that poems come when they want to, but this time it was a matter of attitude, of making a habit of observing reality. In a month’s time, I had more than a dozen poems, including this one, and that Berlin notebook filled out my collection Najdziwniejsze (The strangest).
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Oh My Dosha
Soul + Body
Wellbeing

Oh My Dosha

Ayurveda encourages us to live in harmony with our true nature. Agnieszka Rostkowska speaks with Ayurvedic physician Dilbag Jindal about how to find the path that is right for you and how to achieve a balance.
Agnieszka Rostkowska