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The Empty Boat
by yen Monday, May 21 2012, 10:53am
international / philosophy / other press


who is able to divest himself
of achievement and status
and lose himself completely
in the nameless mass of humanity?

flowing easy like water, he is invisible
moving like life itself,
he is nameless and homeless.

simple is his manner
to all appearances he seems a fool;
his steps leave no trace
he has no power
he achieves nothing
he has no reputation.

he judges no-one,
therefore no-one judges him.

such is the perfect man.

his boat is empty.

[It is the mighty that fall the hardest.
And it's the birds with the brightest plumage
that are hunted for their feathers.]

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