|A Song for the Morrow* (Qian Fu) |
The morrow begets the morrow,
Oh so many tomorrows!
I live to deal with tomorrow,
All I’ve accomplished fades away
* Rough translation by yours truly.
This profound, well-known poem, was written by Ming Dynasty poet Qian Fu, a scholar whose work featured modesty (much like the rest of Chinese scholars, as it were).
(Header photo: CC-BY-NC-ND 2018. North Vancouver, BC)