Posted by Ben Naga
Patient, the future
It’s not going anywhere
So no need to rush
Posted on December 4, 2012, in Poetry, Senryu, Writing and tagged Peace, Relaxation, Senryu, Wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
Love this, apt, concise and straight to the point!
Thank you. Glad you like it.
Very nice, Ben.
Thank you, Lori.
I wish I could heed these words. I feel, constantly, that time is slipping me by and I never have enough of it to do what I plan day to day which results in my personal spectrum of life shrinking. I need to rush it otherwise the future passes by in the blink of an eye. But I hope I get time to calm down and relax soon.
“The key to finding a happy balance in modern life is simplicity.”
– Sogyal Rinpoche
Thanks for the calming reminder, Ben.
Ever relevant. 🙂
This is not a poem of a young man, Ben Naga. I celebrate this particular haiku, but the young man that I once was would not have believed it as he chased the future into his old age.
Although even in my teens I was not one for haste.
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