I’ve never done anything but dream. This, and this alone, has been the meaning of my life. My only real concern has been my inner life. FERNANDO PESSOA

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