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Victoria Chang reads Czeslaw Milosz's poem, "Gift".

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Hi, I'm Victoria Chang and I'm reading "Gift" by Czeslaw Milosz and I selected this poem because there is just so much social media noise and media noise today that this poem seemed to encapsulate that kind of really peaceful quiet part of being human.

Gift

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.