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All Things Pass

by Lao-Tzu

All things pass
A sunrise does not last all morning
All things pass
A cloudburst does not last all day
All things pass
Nor a sunset all night
All things pass
What always changes?

Earth . . . sky . . . thunder . . .
    mountain . . . water . . .
    wind . . . fire . . . lake . . .

These change
And if these do not last

Do man's visions last?
Do man's illusions?

Take things as they come

All things pass

(included in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems, selected by Caroline Kennedy)

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Patty

Wonderful. Thanks :-)

margene

So true. Words to live by.
SWiB is a wonderful collection of poems.

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