Bramble by Alice Kendall
Greed, anger, ignorance: drink deep
these poisoned wines and lie
drunk and in darkness, unknowing…
Make riches your dream: your dream’s
a cage of gold. Bitterness is cause of bitterness,
give it up, or dwell within that dream.
You better wake up soon, wake up
and go home.
- Shih Te (Pick Up)
[Translated by J.P. Seaton]
Art: Late 13th century painting of Shih Te by Yan Hui. Color on silk.