Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004 / Kedainiai)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

A Felicitous Life

His old age fell on years of abundant harvest.
There were no earthquakes, droughts or floods.
It seemed as if the turning of the seasons gained in constancy,
Stars waxed strong and the sun increased its might.
Even in remote provinces no war was waged.
Generations grew up friendly to fellow men.
The rational nature of man was not a subject of derision.


It was bitter to say farewell to the earth so renewed.
He was envious and ashamed of his doubt,
Content that his lacerated memory would vanish with him.


Two days after his death a hurricane razed the coasts.
Smoke came from volcanoes inactive for a hundred years.
Lava sprawled over forests, vineyards, and towns.
And war began with a battle on the islands.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Artificer by Czeslaw Milosz )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

People who read Czeslaw Milosz also read

Top 500 Poems

[Hata Bildir]