And yet the books czeslaw milosz

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Czeslaw Milosz “And Yet the Books” – Lola's Curmudgeonly Musings

Jump to navigation. These words, by Nobel prize-winning poet Czeslaw Milosz, celebrate the mysterious and redemptive power of books. Milosz spent World War II in Nazi-occupied Warsaw; he saw his books banned for decades by the Communist regime in Poland; he saw first-hand the efforts of totalitarian regimes to burn or suppress the written word. Books are living things to Milosz. And they persist, despite the turmoil of history, the violent disruptions of nations and upheavals of the earth.
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I love the physicality of books. I love feeling the paper, hefting the weight, stroking the spine, caressing the leather-bound covers. But what does this mean in the age of eBooks? Some one tried to convince me the other day that paper books were obsolete. I wanted to laugh. How is that child going to be able to have the tactile and neurological connection needed for hard copy books?

And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings, That appeared once, still wet As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn, And, touched, coddled, began to live In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up, Tribes on the march, planets in motion. So much more durable Than we are, whose frail warmth Cools down with memory, disperses, perishes. Yet the books will be there on the shelves, well born, Derived from people, but also from radiance, heights. One year I decided that I would decorate one of my teaching rooms with my collection of P oems on the Underground posters that I had kept rolled up in a drawer for years. I had noticed that the gap between the top of the display boards and the ceiling was exactly the same width of the posters. My classroom became one long tube carriage.

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And yet the books will be there on the shelves, separate beings, That appeared once, still wet As shining chestnuts under a tree in autumn, And, touched, coddled, began to live In spite of fires on the horizon, castles blown up, Tribes on the march, planets in motion. So much more durable Than we are, whose frail warmth Cools down with memory, disperses, perishes. Yet the books will be there on the shelves, well born, Derived from people, but also from radiance, heights. Share this poem:. Autoplay next video. Czeslaw Milosz. There is no comment submitted by members..

Good thoughts. I like what you had to say, especially about nature and the connection between it all. Very insightful! Leaving Cert unseen poem HL Now reading this I think that I might just have scraped some marks. Wednesday, 24 October And Yet the Books. Philip Harvey.

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