Learned only Long afterwards

Yutang Lin

Do not indulge in using words to trumpet opinions and feelings,
Instead, through solid deeds to meet tests of being transcendent.
Being critical of others at one time ceases as sounds are fading,
Eventually consequences will be learned only long afterwards.


Right or wrong are complicated and difficult to clarify,
What will paths reach will be learned long afterwards,
Current fuss brings about confusion and entanglements,
When dusts all settled matters will be clearly recognized.

Written in Chinese and translated on April 6, 2006
El Cerrito, California

[Home][Back to list][Back to Chinese versions]