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.
(C) Czeslaw Milosz
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- Where are you--and whom are you with--when you feel as if life is a gift?
- How does this poem speak to you about what's really important?