Dedication Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


You whom I could not saveA
Listen to meB
Try to understand this simple speech as I would be ashamed of anotherC
I swear there is in me no wizardry of wordsD
I speak to you with silence like a cloud or a treeB
What strengthened me for you was lethalE
You mixed up farewell to an epoch with the beginning of a new oneF
Inspiration of hatred with lyrical beautyB
Blind force with accomplished shapeG
Here is the valley of shallow Polish rivers And an immense bridgeH
Going into white fog Here is a broken cityB
And the wind throws the screams of gulls on your graveA
When I am talking with youI
What is poetry which does not saveA
Nations or peopleE
A connivance with official liesJ
A song of drunkards whose throats will be cut in a momentK
Readings for sophomore girlsL
That I wanted good poetry without knowing itM
That I discovered late its salutary aimN
In this and only this I find salvationF
They used to pour millet on graves or poppy seedsO
To feed the dead who would come disguised as birdsD
I put this book here for you who once livedP
So that you should visit us no moreQ

Czeslaw Milosz


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