Czeslaw Milosz

(30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004 / Kedainiai)

Czeslaw Milosz Poems

1. You Whose Name 3/23/2012
2. You Who Wronged 4/21/2010
3. Woe! 1/8/2004
4. Winter 4/21/2010
5. Window 1/3/2003
6. Where the Sun Rises and Where it Sets 3/23/2012
7. What Does It Mean 1/3/2003
8. Veni Seer 3/23/2012
9. Unde Malum 1/8/2004
10. To Mrs. Professor In Defense Of My Cat's Honor And Not Only 4/21/2010
11. Theodicy 4/21/2010
12. The Road 3/23/2012
13. The Rising of the Sun 3/23/2012
14. The Dining Room 3/23/2012
15. Study Of Loneliness 1/3/2003
16. Statue of a Couple 1/3/2003
17. Sarajevo 3/23/2012
18. Road-Side Dog 3/23/2012
19. Raja Rao 3/23/2012
20. Preface 3/23/2012

Study Of Loneliness

A guardian of long-distance conduits in the desert?
A one-man crew of a fortress in the sand?
Whoever he was. At dawn he saw furrowed mountains
The color of ashes, above the melting darkness,
Saturated with violet, breaking into fluid rouge,
Till they stood, immense, in the orange light.
Day after day. And, before he noticed, year after year.
For whom, he thought, that splendor? For me alone?
Yet it will be here long after I perish.

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