Li Ti’s Advice – Harry Martinson

If you own two coppers, said Li-Ti on a journey,
buy one loaf of bread and one blossom.
The bread is there to fill you
The blossom you buy is to tell you
that life is worth the living.

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By Harry Martinson
From Gräsen i Thule, 1958
Translated by Stephen Klass

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