By Czeslaw Milosz
"A choice of three hundred poems from writers worldwide, chosen and edited by way of Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czesław Miłosz's A booklet of Luminous Things—his own choice of poems from the prior and present—is a testomony to the beautiful forms of human event, provided up in order that we might even see the myriad ways in which adventure will be shared in phrases and photographs. Miłosz offers a preface to every of those poems, divided into thematic (and frequently beguiling) sections, corresponding to “Travel,” “History,” and “The mystery of a Thing,” that make the examining as tutorial because it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can contact our minds and hearts. "
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