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"A choice of three hundred poems from writers world wide, chosen and edited via Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz   Czesław Miłosz's A booklet of Luminous Things—his own choice of poems from the earlier and present—is a testomony to the lovely forms of human event, provided up in order that we may even see the myriad ways in which adventure will 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 tutorial because it is inspirational and remind us how powerfully poetry can contact our minds and hearts. "

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Her mother forbids her to weep, and tells her to rejoice, and to adorn herAino continues to weep, and declares that self handsomely (117-188). She she will never take a very old man as her husband (189-254). wanders sorrowfully into the wild woods, and reaches the banks of a strange unknown lake, where she goes to bathe, and is lost in the water The animals commission the hare to carry the tidings of (255-370). Her mother weeps for her night Aino's death to her home (371-434). and day (435~5 l8 )- THEN the little maiden Aino, Youthful Joukahainen's sister, Went greenwood, for besoms to the for bath-whisks in the bushes; she gathered for her father, a second for her mother, she gathered yet another, For her young and ruddy brother.

First the bear would take the tidings, And repeat the mournful story ; But the bear conveyed no For he strayed among the Who shall now tidings, cattle. 380 the tidings carry, And repeat the mournful story, At the dwelling of the maiden, At the homestead of the fair one ? The Fate Runo iv] of Aino 45 Then the wolf would take the message, And repeat the mournful story ; But the wolf conveyed no tidings, For among the sheep he wandered. Who shall now the tidings carry, And repeat the mournful story, At the dwelling of the maiden, At the homestead of the fair one ?

He who cried out, " Lover, lover And And And ! ! 1 ' 1 Sang Sang his song to the for six unhappy months running, suitor, Who must He who sorrow through his lifetime. " cried out, Gladness, gladness Sang his song for all a lifetime ; Sang to the unhappy mother, Who must daily weep for ever. " ! 500 Kalevala 48 [Runo v And the mother spoke as follows, As she listened to the cuckoo " Never may a hapless mother : Listen to the cuckoo crying I hear the cuckoo calling, Heavy beats my heart within me.

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