William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings


It takes time to learn carpentry; algebra;
to build bridges; plant a vineyard; fly to the moon.

But to live simply and joyfully, to be kind,
to breathe deeply, love, and be free, time is not needed at all.

Peace is not a matter of identity, struggle, or effort;
ask any tree or ever-changing cloud.

You are here; the date, the hour, need not be recorded;
the world need not be told; it already knows.


[ 1472 ]

Categories: Sweet Sleep and Bare Feet

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  1. Mir reichen die Jahreszeiten, Tag und Nacht, um zu wissen,in welcher Zeit wir leben. Zu allem anderen braucht man Verstand und Herz.
    So gut wieder deine Gedanken, die mich zum Nachdenken bringen….
    Liebe Grüße von mir zu dir…

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  2. the simply truth is always in your words.

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