31. Delight


Warriors win renown

And seek a victor’s crown:

They strain and strive

To keep alive

The spark that in them glows

By mastering their foes.


And some win happiness

In baubles they possess;

And to their store

Add more and more,

The wells that feed their springs

Lie in material things.


Some live without a name

And shun ephemeral fame,

Seeking delight

In what they write;

E’en though their artless words

Migrate like birds.