Random Blues

If Life gives you a knife

Look all out for the wisest wood

Say, if Life gives you a knife

Look all out for the wisest wood

Let the whetstone lend you its sharpest wit

Put the forest in the craftiest mood

 

 

If Life gives you a leaking raft

Mend it up with your sunniest smile

Say, if Life gives you a leaking raft

Mend it up with your sunniest smile

History hardly ever remembers the gap

Between the futile foot and the looming mile

 

 

We sometimes measure the sea

With a bowl from the desert’s kitchen

Yes, we sometimes measure the sea

With a bowl from the desert’s kitchen

There is no lesson here and beyond

That is absolutely strange to Life’s teaching

 

 

The tortoise’s legs are short

The giraffe knows not what to do with its won

See? The tortoise’s legs are short

The giraffe knows not what to do with its own

One person’s pool is another’s puddle

The flesh pays its tribute to

The kingdom of the bone

 

 

Durogii, ore*

Think before you talk

Ani, durogi, ore

Think hard before youtalk

If your tongue is faster than your brain

You may run before you ever walk

 

 

*Pause awhile, friend