Treasure Island

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

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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