“Gift” by Czeslaw Milosz

A day so happy …

Mockingbird / 5.3.22

From New & Collected Poems 1931-2001


A day so happy.
Fog lifted early, I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth my envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.


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One response to ““Gift” by Czeslaw Milosz”

  1. Henry Fordyce says:

    Idyllic. Something to look forward to. Peaceful. Joyful solitude but not loneliness. Thanks!

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