Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hein

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Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hein

Post by Paidion » Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:28 am

In view of your manner of spending your days
I hope you may learn, before ending them,
That the effort you spend on defending your ways
Could better be spent on amending them.


The universe may be as great as they say,
But it wouldn't be missed if it didn't exist.


Losing one glove is certainly painful,
But nothing compared to the pain
Of losing one, throwing away the other
And finding the first one again.


I am a humble artist moulding my earthly clod,
Adding my labour to nature's, simply assisting God.
Not that my labour is needed, yet somehow I understand,
My Maker has deemed it that I too should have unmoulded clay in my hand.


Living is a thing you do.
Now or never—which do you?

Naïve you are if you believe
Life favours those who aren't naïve.
Last edited by Paidion on Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:53 pm, edited 9 times in total.
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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by robbyyoung » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:07 pm

Paidion wrote:In view of your manner of spending your days
I hope you may learn, before ending them,
That the effort you spend on defending your ways
Could better be spent on amending them.
Well...

If defending one’s way is built on another’s
One’s thoughts aren’t his own in truth
So we live and we learn from God and Brothers
Of old, and adopt their truth.

:D

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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by Michelle » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:44 pm

“It isn't enough to exasperate others. You have to remember to gladden yourself!”

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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by Paidion » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:53 pm

There has been one update of the original post. It will probably be updated daily.
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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by Paidion » Sun Oct 12, 2014 3:58 pm

Sunday's update has been added to original post.
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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by Paidion » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:55 pm

I sense that there's not much interest in Piet Hine's sayings and rhyme.
So today's entry in the original post will likely be the last.
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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by TheEditor » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:57 am

Paidion,

Shouldn't you have ended your last post with the word "time", in keeping with the spirit of the thread? :) Don't stop on my account, I rather enjoy it, but may not employ it.

Regards, Brenden.
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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hine

Post by backwoodsman » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:41 am

Not by Piet Hein, but a little more my speed, poetry-wise:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Bacon is red,
mmmmm... bacon...

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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hein

Post by Paidion » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:25 pm

Brenden:

All it took was just one post.
Thus I won't give up the ghost.

Since one person likes the man
I've begun to post again.
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Re: Sayings and Rhyme by Piet Hein

Post by Paidion » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:55 pm

New entry
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