The same and not quite the same,

I walked through oak forests

Amazed that my Muse, Mnemosyne,

Has in no way diminished my amazement.

A magpie was screeching and I said: Magpiety?

What is magpiety? I shall never achieve

A magpie heart, a hairy nostril over the beak, a flight

That always renews just when coming down,

And so I shall never comprehend magpiety.

 

from "Magpiety"

Czesław Miłosz

translated with Peter Dale Scott

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Bees on the Snow

(Kalės vaikai)

by Saulius Šaltenis

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