By Czeslaw Milosz
"A selection 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 number of poems from the previous and present—is a testomony to the lovely types of human adventure, provided up in order that we may even see the myriad ways in which adventure should be shared in phrases and photographs. Miłosz presents a preface to every of those poems, divided into thematic (and frequently beguiling) sections, akin to “Travel,” “History,” and “The mystery of a Thing,” that make the examining as educational because it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can contact our minds and hearts. "
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