Who is Czeslaw Milosz

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz, 1999Born(1911-06-30)30 June 1911
Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian EmpireDied14 August 2004(2004-08-14) (aged 93)
Kraków, PolandOccupationPoet, prose writer, essayistNationality
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Czeslaw Milosz Poems

  • An Hour
    Leaves glowing in the sun, zealous hum of bumblebees,
    From afar, from somewhere beyond the river, echoes of lingering voices
    And the unhurried sounds of a hammer gave joy not only to me.
    Before the five senses were opened, and earlier than any beginning ...
  • Dedication
    You whom I could not save
    Listen to me.
    Try to understand this simple speech as I would be ashamed of another.
    I swear, there is in me no wizardry of words. ...
  • Not Mine
    All my life to pretend this world of theirs is mine
    And to know such pretending is disgraceful.
    But what can I do? Suppose I suddenly screamed
    And started to prophesy. No one would hear me. ...
  • Conversation With Jeanne
    Let us not talk philosophy, drop it, Jeanne.
    So many words, so much paper, who can stand it.
    I told you the truth about my distancing myself.
    I've stopped worrying about my misshapen life. ...
  • Sarajevo
    Now that a revolution really is needed, those who were fervent are quite cool.

    While a country murdered and raped calls for help from the Europe which it had trusted, they yawn.
    ...
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World 21 Earth 20 Long 17 Time 17 White 15 Sun 14 People 13 Life 12 Love 11 I Love You 11


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  • Kiyamusibathai: “and with the years, as i moved further and further into life and the world, i realized more and more clearly and painfully that this world, considered as a whole, is disorder and unreason,” — czeslaw milosz, new and collected poems: 1931-2001
  • Literaryvienna: paris review - the art of poetry no. 70
  • Smshafibdk: milosz, the distant star i stagger towards.
  • Ojalart: “all of us yearn for the highest wisdom, but we have to rely on ourselves in the end.”—czeslaw milosz
  • Xymenakurowska: czesław miłosz’s "captive mind" captures "the ee scholars’ general alignment with a system that does not acknowledge their distinct voice by shunting the lived experience of ee subjects by and large to area studies (and thus outside of the ir disciplinary ‘core’)."
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Jonathan Hirschfeld: I felt I had been invited to look, even to scrutinise, but perhaps not to see.
Against Oblivion - PN Review 257, Volume 47 Number 3, January - February 2021.


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