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In Black Despair

In Black Despair

In grayish doubt and black despair,
I drafted hymns to the earth and the air,
Pretending to joy, although I lacked it.
The age had made lament redundant.

So here’s the question who can answer it
Was he a brave man or a hypocrite?

Poem In Black Despair - Czeslaw Milosz