Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sage advice

I found this poem by Nanao Sakaki to be especially skillful. Sorry, the Wikipedia entry is in French.
One interesting thing about his life is that while in the Japanese army in World War II, he saw on his radar screen the B-29 that minutes later dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
That's heavy stuff.

Just Sit Here

If you have time to chatter
Read books
If you have time to read
Walk into mountain, desert and ocean
If you have time to walk
Sing songs and dance
If you have time to dance
Sit quietly, you Happy Lucky Idiot


YourFireAnt said...

Oh, this is a wonderful poem. I'm going to stick it to my computer screen. Thanks, Michael. You've made my day.


Michael said...

Yeah, it's a great poem, isn't it?