Tao & Water


Shed no tears till you see the coffin.


The ducks are sleeping on the island
The dead man is calm and peaceful
His food is hot and tasty
His drink is spicy and warm
The dead man drinks quietly.
The blessings come from Heaven.


All things come at the appointed time.
Do not try to rush that which requires time to mature.
Make your preparations as the mourners do for their dead.
Is is only in the fullness of time, 
however, that all will come to pass,
and your patience will be rewarded by Heaven.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005