Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vaclav Havel, "It is I who must begin.."

Once I begin, once I try
here and now,
right where I am,
not excusing myself
by saying that things
would be easier elsewhere,
without grand speeches and
ostentatious gestures,
but all the more persistently
-to live in harmony
with the "voice of Being," as I
understand it within myself
-as soon as I begin that,
I suddenly discover,
to my surprise, that
I am neither the only one,
nor the first,
nor the most important one
to have set out
upon that road. ...
Whether all is really lost
or not depends entirely on
whether or not I am lost. ...

3 comments:

Kass said...

Wonderful poem! What made you think of this - or, what does this mean to you?

Kass said...

I left a response to your Artist's Creed post in the comment section there.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

Love this Marie and I really like your prior post too.