Throw Yourself Like A Seed

Shake off this sadness, and recover your spirit,
sluggish you will never see the wheel of fate
that brushes your heel as it turns going by,
the man who wants to live is the man in whom life is abundant.
Now you are only giving food to that final pain
which is slowly winding you in the nets of death,
but to live is to work, and the only thing which lasts is the work;
start then, turn to the work.
Throw yourself like seed as you walk,
and into your own field,
don't turn your face for that would be to turn it to death,
and do not let the past weigh down your motion.
Leave what's alive in the furrow,
what's dead in yourself,
for life does not move in the same way as a group of clouds;
from your work you will be able one day to gather yourself.
g g g
~ Miguel De Unamuno ~
(Roots and Wings, edited and translated by Robert Bly)


  1. Beautiful poem, surjit. Thank you for sharing this lovely wisdom.

    Blessed be! Life is good.

  2. Thanks Rebecca, for your words of appreciation.
    God bless.

  3. My favorite part of these words is "don't let the past weigh you down."

    I am definitely guilty of this at times. Then I try to leave my past in the past, to not look out into the future, and be alive in the moment.

  4. Hi ssgreylord,
    Truthful words:
    ..'and be alive in the moment...'
    Thanks for sharing your insights.
    God bless.