chant of an old man in the mountains

old man ©papa osmubal

old man ©papa osmubal

chant of an old man in the mountains
kit kelen

I didn’t till the ground below the mountain
I went to the top,
tied an axe to my belt
to chop pines on the way
brought a ladle for water
from my home spring

how would I know the power of words?
there’s no need of memorising sun or moon
my body is of crooked wood
unsuitable for carving

how else would life be long?

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