By Czeslaw Milosz
"A choice of three hundred poems from writers world wide, chosen and edited by means of Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz Czesław Miłosz's A ebook of Luminous Things—his own collection of poems from the previous and present—is a testomony to the beautiful types of human event, provided up in order that we might even see the myriad ways in which event may be shared in phrases and photographs. Miłosz presents a preface to every of those poems, divided into thematic (and frequently beguiling) sections, equivalent to “Travel,” “History,” and “The mystery of a Thing,” that make the interpreting as educational because it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can contact our minds and hearts. "
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A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry by Czeslaw Milosz