Thursday, September 19, 2013

Debbie - Sapporo, Japan

This is another etegami that I had received during my time away for home. I just adore the umbrella and the poem that came with it.  Debbie shared the first part of a poem called BE NOT DEFEATED BY THE RAIN by Kenji Miyazawa which was translated by Davis Sulz:

Be not defeated by the rain, Nor let the wind prove your better. Succumb not to the snows of winter. Nor be bested by the heat of summer.

Be strong in body. Unfettered by desire. Not enticed to anger. Cultivate quiet joy. Count yourself last in everything. Put others before you. Watch well and listen closely. Hold the learned lessons dear.

Thank you Debbie, I'll keep your advice to heart!

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