A Day So Happy

Gift, by Czeslaw Milosz

A day so happy.
Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden.
Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers.
There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess.
I knew no one worth my envying him.
Whatever evil I had suffered, I forgot.
To think that once I was the same man did not embarrass me.
In my body I felt no pain.
When straightening up, I saw the blue sea and sails.

Berkeley, 1971

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9 thoughts on “A Day So Happy

  1. One of my most favorite poems. I asked one of my Polish speaking students to read it to me is Polish. It is really a beautiful poem. Thanks for posting it.

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