One Elegant Expression

Yutang Lin

Precious is the peace and leisure born of absence of intentions

Earlier while I was strolling toward the cemetery the sentence above (in Chinese) emerged naturally in mind.

An elegant expression need not be easy to be incorporated into poems or lyrics. Nevertheless, the following poem soon followed:

Waste of Caring

Worldly affairs often amounts to waste of caring and helping
As soon as leaning east is held back, it starts to lean west
Not good at correcting others, then try to improve oneself
Without realizing that only absence of intentions yield leisure

Written in Chinese and translated on November 4, 2007
Again, one year is approaching its end
El Cerrito, California

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