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Czeslaw Milosz

(30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004 / Kedainiai)

Poems of Czeslaw Milosz

41. Not Mine 1/1/2004
42. On Angels 1/13/2003
43. On Prayer 1/8/2004
44. One More Contradiction 3/23/2012
45. Preface 3/23/2012
46. Raja Rao 3/23/2012
47. Road-Side Dog 3/23/2012
48. Sarajevo 3/23/2012
49. Statue of a Couple 1/3/2003
50. Study Of Loneliness 1/3/2003
51. The Dining Room 3/23/2012
52. The Rising of the Sun 3/23/2012
53. The Road 3/23/2012
54. Theodicy 4/21/2010
55. To Mrs. Professor In Defense Of My Cat's Honor And Not Only 4/21/2010
56. Unde Malum 1/8/2004
57. Veni Seer 3/23/2012
58. What Does It Mean 1/3/2003
59. Where the Sun Rises and Where it Sets 3/23/2012
60. Window 1/3/2003

A Task

In fear and trembling, I think I would fulfill my life
Only if I brought myself to make a public confession
Revealing a sham, my own and of my epoch:
We were permitted to shriek in the tongue of dwarfs and
demons
But pure and generous words were forbidden
Under so stiff a penalty that whoever dared to pronounce one
Considered himself as a lost man.

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