Who is Czeslaw MiloszCzesław 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 ...
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. ...
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.
Top 10 most used topics by Czeslaw MiloszWorld 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.