Czeslaw Milosz

(30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004 / Kedainiai)

Poems of Czeslaw Milosz

1. A Felicitous Life 4/21/2010
2. A Hall 1/8/2004
3. A Magic Mountain 4/21/2010
4. A Poem For the End of the Century 1/3/2003
5. A Poor Christian Looks At The Ghetto 4/21/2010
6. A Song On The End Of The World 4/21/2010
7. A Task 1/13/2003
8. A Treatise On Poetry: IV Natura 4/21/2010
9. Account 1/13/2003
10. An Hour 3/23/2012
11. And Yet The Books 1/8/2004
12. Annalena 3/23/2012
13. Ars Poetica? 1/20/2003
14. Artificer 1/20/2003
15. At a Certain Age 1/3/2003
16. By the Peonies 3/23/2012
17. Campo di Fiori 1/3/2003
18. Child of Europe 2/2/2004
19. Christopher Robin 3/23/2012
20. City Without A Name 4/21/2010

Incantation

Human reason is beautiful and invincible.
No bars, no barbed wire, no pulping of books,
No sentence of banishment can prevail against it.
It establishes the universal ideas in language,
And guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice
With capital letters, lie and oppression with small.
It puts what should be above things as they are,
Is an enemy of despair and a friend of hope.
It does not know Jew from Greek or slave from master,

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