Friday, February 17, 2006


The Tao is an empty vessel;
it is used, but never filled.
Oh, unfathomable source of ten thousand things!
Blunt the sharpness;
untangle the knot;
Soften the glare;
Merge with dust.
Oh, hidden deep but ever present!
I do not know from whence it comes.
It is the forefather of the emperors.

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