At lunchtime today, just before the Bureau meeting, I accompanied Vice-President Jacek Krawczyk to the opening of a ‘Poetry from Poland’ exhibition entitled ‘Pick a Poem’. The itinerant exhibition, which is for the moment housed on the sixth floor of our flagship Jacques Delors building (just outside the Bureau meeting room), is inspired in part by the London ‘poems on the underground’ initiative. Our ever-excellent communication department has produced a series of postcards, with the original Polish poems on one side and the French and English translations on the other. Here’s a taster: ‘Silence’, by Adam Zagajewski, translated by Elzbieta Wojcik-Leese. Even a big city may occasion/silence where you can hear last/season’s leaves push along/the sidewalk, prodded by wind,/in their never-ending journey to destruction.