Junior Ganymede
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Resignation, by Po Chu-i

March 22nd, 2013 by G.

Keep off your thoughts from things that are past and done.
For thinking of the past wakes regret and pain.
Keep off your thoughts from thinking what will happen;
To think of the future fills one with dismay.
Better by day to sit like a sack in your chair;
Better by night to lie, a stone in your bed.
When food comes, open your mouth.
When sleep comes, close your eyes.

Translated by Arthur Walley.

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March 22nd, 2013 08:03:58
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Agellius
March 22, 2013

That’s fantastic.

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