【 東福藝聞 】Simple Gifts

Simple Gifts

Shakers’ poem, 1848


’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.

’Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,

And when we find ourselves in the place just right,

’Twill be in the valley of love and delight.


When true simplicity is gained,

To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed,

To turn, turn will be our delight,

Till by turning, turning we come ’round right.

活得簡單是禮物,

活得自由是恩賜,

活得自在是祝福,

隨事隨在都有秘訣,

彷彿置身愛的泉源, 滿足的山谷。


歷練真正的單純,

低頭不是羞恥,

彎腰不是挫折,

隱藏不是失敗,

因為不停的改變, 成就最大的滿足。


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