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The history of my stupidity would fill many volumes.

Some would be devoted to acting against consciousness,
Like the flight of a moth which, had it known,
Would have tended nevertheless toward the candle's flame.

Others would deal with ways to silence anxiety,
The little whisper which, though it is a warning, is ignored.

I would deal separately with satisfaction and pride,
The time when I was among their adherents
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Kumarmani Mahakul 14 October 2017
Beautifully crafted poem. Well translated. Extraordinary poet.
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Susan Williams 14 October 2017
Massive talent, bold and searching himself for the truth of his importance and very existence. I believe the translators must have made an extraordinary effort to bring us his words. Excellent poet.
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Ravi Kopra 14 October 2017
meri bavkoofi ki history se bady granth likhay ja saktay hain kuch hongay mere moorakh pan ke jasiay bhonray ko agar pata hai k jal jayay ga shama ke sholay main phir bhi wo uski taraf urta jaata hai kuch hongay chinta ko shanti danay ke baray hidayantay jinay main nay na sua -to be continued later if Allah allows
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Edward Kofi Louis 14 October 2017
For one thing! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Glen Kappy 14 October 2017
What a great poem! I certainly can relate. And what a great encouragement to embrace who we are. For those of you who read this and like great poetry anthologies in English, see the one he edited with the title A Book of Luminous Things. -GK
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Bernard F. Asuncion 14 October 2017
Such a great poem penned by Czeslaw Milosz.....
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Nudershada Cabanes 14 October 2017
Sometimes we act in haste without thinking when our enotion gets the better of us.
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Kayode Are 14 October 2017
Temperate musings about volatile emotions; calm and persuasive.
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