4.11.2011

As a Drink Offering

it is addressed thusly:
A thought.
it reads:
The shame of youth is this:
And we all know what we think
That spring's a verdant bliss
And else after a bitter drink

But it is simply to learn the art
Of consuming one's life to coal
As the candle's burning part
Makes bright by reducing the whole;

And the youth has in his hand
The handle of life to pour
Before he can understand
What he should use it for.

1 comment:

  1. Has someone already uncovered the secret to bypassing the shame of youth while still young? While there is no shame in youth itself, it may lead to delusions of invincibility which may lead to callous behavior or visions of demonic grandeur or neglect of piety...etc.

    At all seasons of life, consider oneself to be aged already. Then when aged, you'll never have to wonder, "When did this all happen?"

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