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Chaplain of Shadows

From the March 2005 Print Edition

Second Space by Czeslaw Milosz Translated by the author and Robert Hass Ecco. 102 pp. $23.95 Second Space is the final collection of poems by the great Polish poet Czeslaw Milosz, who died last August at the age of 93. A short book, it nevertheless finds room for all of Milosz’s most important . . . . Continue Reading »

The Old Country

From the January 2005 Print Edition

In that darkness there could be no hope” Not merely light withdrawn but light refused. The ashen trees had dropped, not lost, their leaves, That green a smothering burden they abhorred. The people in that place were all too old, The children most of all, who wore their youth As if it were a . . . . Continue Reading »