Wisława Szymborska is a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. If you sit at the cafe's in Krakow, you might get lucky and meet her; I did :) per previous pinner
"And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings / That appeared once, still wet / As shining chestnuts" And Yet the Books by Czeslaw Milosz from The Collected Poems (Penguin, Wonderful poet.
Frédéric Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of French-Polish parentage. He is considered one of the great masters of Romantic music. For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health;