For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Thursday, 30 July 2015

I Will Loosen My Hair

I liked this so much when I read it in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine just now, I thought I would share it.

Since water still flows,
though we cut it with swords,
and sorrow returns,
though we drown it with wine;
since the world can in no way
answer to our craving,
I will loosen my hair tomorrow
and take to a fishing boat.

LI PO

5 comments:

donna baker said...

Guess we have to cling to those small moments when they come around.

am said...

I will loosen my hair, too. Interesting that he talks about tomorrow.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love it too Robert.
Where are you now?

Hildred said...

Beautiful philosophy. I find it very inviting as I grow older.

dritanje said...

Yes I like this a lot too. From the huge and impossible attempts to change the world, a delicious acceptance of the reality of small things, and their importance