lao tzu wind

Other people are excited,
as though they were at a parade.

I alone don’t care,
I alone am expressionless,
like an infant before it can smile.

Other people have what they need;
I alone possess nothing.

I alone drift about,
like someone without a home.

I am like an idiot, my mind is so empty.

Other people are bright;
I alone am dark.

Other people are sharp;
I alone am dull.

Other people have a purpose;
I alone don’t know.

I drift like a wave on the ocean,
I blow as aimless as the wind.

—  Lao Tzu