That Old Alchemy

Happy World Poetry Day. For the occasion, a poem inspired by Confucius, and journeys in various communities.

That Old Alchemy

I know it well, that alchemy

making virtue of necessity;

less well do I know the point

at which another change is due

lest we mistake which ingredient

is catalyst and key, pursue

those things which make a mockery

of virtue of necessity.

 

 

 

 

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