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LAO-TSE PREPARES A VERDICT

LAO-TSE PREPARES A VERDICT

Nothing of what I say
May deviate the fall of a leaf.
A word will not
Detain the other one.
It’s useless for me to dedicate
A truth to these listeners:
They will turn it into pieces.
From its pieces Lao-Tsé will be born.



Poem LAO-TSE PREPARES A VERDICT - Luis Benitez