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Czeslaw Milosz

(30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004 / Kedainiai)

Quotations

What Does It Mean

It does not know it glitters
It does not know it flies
It does not know it is this not that.

And, more and more often, agape,
With my Gauloise dying out,
Over a glass of red wine,
I muse on the meaning of being this not that.

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