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‘This Too Shall Pass’

The fabled Persian King paced and paced then, councelled his wise men to write him something that would always be in view. Something which should be true and appropriate in all times, in all given situations and would show that material conditions, positive or negative, are purely temporary. They gave him a ring so inscribed and built an arch in his perfumed garden, aware that each time he passed beneath it on his daily exercise in either direction he would see their wise inscription thus, leaving him always hopeful. And the sign read above his head: “This, too, shall pass away.”

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According to the legend, the wise men the Persian king commanded made him a ring enscribed with this quote. I took a liberty with the fable and added an archway he could walk beneath and read it from both sides, too.

Shared with Jenny Matlock Saturday Centus (100 words + ‘and the sign read’)



The world can wait because I can’t resist
the thought of words that speak
in rhyme.
A poem that flows through a river
of thought, of natural twisted instinct
from a busy heated mind a buzz with noise
and oft times galloping logic
that fluttered in on a wordle whim.


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Shared at The Sunday Whirl Wordle #12