Takes Time

Yutang Lin

No matter how sincere well-wishing is,
Maturity comes not until season's right.
Thanks to experience randomly gained,
Realizing lost of childishness in review.


Maturity of causal conditions could not be hurried;
Just leave things alone, up and down on their own.
So fortunately, through hardship one remains alive,
Looking back at past worries dissipated like smoke.

Written in Chinese on April 29, 2003
Translated on April 30, 2003
El Cerrito, California

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