Poetry in Motion

Washington D.C.


Czesław Miłosz
A vertical blue and green poster features the poem Gift, by Czeslaw Milosz in yellow text. Two flowers rise from the bottom left corner.


Czesław Miłosz

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.

​Presented with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Art in Transit Program.