Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar
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poem: Don't come to me

Don't come to me with the entire truth.
Don't bring the ocean if I feel thirsty,
nor heaven if I ask for a light;
but bring a hint, some dew, a particle,
as birds carry drops away from a lake,
and the wind a grain of salt.

Olav H. Hague; trans. Robert Bly
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