Happy 103rd birthday, Czesław Miłosz!

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"An omnium-gatherum of chaos..."

“Evil grows and bears fruit, which is understandable, because it has logic and probability on its side and also, of course, strength. The resistance of tiny kernels of good, to which no one grants the power of causing far-reaching consequences, is entirely mysterious, however. Such seeming nothingness not only lasts but contains within itself enormous energy which is revealed gradually.”

 


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5 Responses to “Happy 103rd birthday, Czesław Miłosz!”

  1. Robert Says:

    We all wish that he could live more than 100 years. Best poem for me was “Zniewolony umysl” which he wrote in 1953.

  2. Cynthia Haven Says:

    I wish he could, too. “The Captive Mind,” however, is a book, not poem!

  3. Lenore Rapalski Says:

    I hope many birds have visited your resting place called only by the food of your poetry.

  4. Marek Says:

    @Cynthia you have right, “The Captive Ming” is a book, Robert was wrong.

  5. Paweł Says:

    One of the best Polish emigre poet. “Thus both – the Earth seen from above in an eternal now and the Earth that endures in a recovered time – may serve as material for poetry.”

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