Czeslaw Milosz Poems
|41.||My Faithful Mother Tongue||3/23/2012|
|45.||One More Contradiction||3/23/2012|
|50.||Statue Of A Couple||1/3/2003|
|51.||Study Of Loneliness||1/3/2003|
|52.||The Dining Room||3/23/2012|
|53.||The Rising Of The Sun||3/23/2012|
|56.||To Mrs. Professor In Defense Of My Cat's Honor And Not Only||4/21/2010|
|59.||What Does It Mean||1/3/2003|
|60.||Where The Sun Rises And Where It Sets||3/23/2012|
|64.||You Who Wronged||4/21/2010|
|65.||You Whose Name||3/23/2012|
Love means to learn to look at yourself
The way one looks at distant things
For you are only one thing among many.
And whoever sees that way heals his heart,
Without knowing it, from various ills—
A bird and a tree say to him: Friend.
Then he wants to use himself and things
So that they stand in the glow of ripeness.
It doesn’t matter whether he knows what he serves:
Who serves best doesn’t always understand.
Conversation With Jeanne
Let us not talk philosophy, drop it, Jeanne.
So many words, so much paper, who can stand it.
I told you the truth about my distancing myself.
I've stopped worrying about my misshapen life.
It was no better and no worse than the usual human tragedies.
For over thirty years we have been waging our dispute
As we do now, on the island under the skies of the tropics.
We flee a downpour, in an instant the bright sun again,