01 October 2008

a salutation, a namaste, of sorts

a friend sends me these lines from ezra pound:
 
"
O generation of the thoroughly smug
and thoroughly uncomfortable,
I have seen fishermen picnicking in the sun,
I have seen them with untidy families,
I have seen their smiles full of teeth
and heard ungainly laughter.
And I am happier than you are,
And they were happier than I am;
And the fish swim in the lake
and do not even own clothing.
"


1 comment:

shival said...

Very nice post indeed, Ankurbhai... Reminds me a verse of Saint Kabir.

chaah gai chinTaa miTi, manava be-paravaah,
jinako kuchh nahi chaahiye, wohi shaah-n-shaah

[Become desireless and there are no worries, the mind becomes carefree(of wordly matters).
That, who does not want anything, is the King of Kings]