Czeslaw Milosz

(30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004 / Kedainiai)

Czeslaw Milosz Poems

61. A Poor Christian Looks At The Ghetto 4/21/2010
62. A Poem For the End of the Century 1/3/2003
63. A Magic Mountain 4/21/2010
64. A Hall 1/8/2004
65. A Felicitous Life 4/21/2010

Incantation

Human reason is beautiful and invincible.
No bars, no barbed wire, no pulping of books,
No sentence of banishment can prevail against it.
It establishes the universal ideas in language,
And guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice
With capital letters, lie and oppression with small.
It puts what should be above things as they are,
Is an enemy of despair and a friend of hope.
It does not know Jew from Greek or slave from master,

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