Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lesson of the Water-Mill

Listen to the Water-Mill: Through the live-long day how the clicking of its wheel wears the hours away! Languidly the autumn wind stirs the forest leaves. From the field the reaper sing binding up their sheaves: And a proverb haunts my mind, as a spell is cast, "The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.” -Sarah Doudney-

(It dose no good to think back. The mill cannot grind with the water that is past, as the old people in the mountains used to say, move on, and be productive.)

1 comment:

  1. Lovely! Short and sweet--easy to remember! Hindsight is 20/ looking back it always seems we could have done more/better. Recrimination never got anyone anywhere that's for sure..