This short poem by Nobel Prize-winning poet Jaroslav Seifert contains a lot of truth, no?

January 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

This poem was translated by Ewald Osers:
Philosophy 

Remember the wise philosophers:
Life is but a moment.
And yet whenever we waited for our girlfriends
it was an eternity.

Now I find myself remembering those times of my youth when I would wait anxiously for a “yes” or “no,” or even more dreadfully, for that “maybe” to come out of their mouths.  Funny how time runs so differently when the façades of eros are involved…

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