The Way It Is
William Stafford

There’s a thread you follow. It goes among
things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.
While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You never let go of the thread.

Home is behind the world ahead/And there are many paths to tread—LOTR

2015-04-27 20.26.54

Jeju Island, South Korea, April/May 2015