Nam created Dog
in His own Image;
In His own Image
- from Chapter K9 of The Unknown Book of Nam's Penultimate Daze -
My New Year's poem titled Bukowski Night (written in 2009) can be found by entering my name, Gwilym Williams, in the search box at Ink, Sweat & Tears (<<< click link).
THE YEAR'S TURN
IT'S INTO THE UNKNOWN FUTURE WE GO
AS TRAVELLERS IN SPACE ;
IN GOING WE MAY WISH OURSELVES LUCK
AND SHOULD WE FEEL THE NEED TO PRAY
WE SHOULD PRAY TO THE KIND GODS WHO SEE OUR GOOD SIDE;
AND WHEN WE PRAY
OR DO NOT PRAY
AS THE CASE MAY BE
WE MAY REMEMBER A LESSON OF HISTORY:
FEAR BREEDS HATE, AND HATE IN TURN BREEDS INJUSTICE
WHICH BREEDS BRUTALITY
WHICH BREEDS MORE FEAR . . .
BREAKING THE CIRCLE WILL BE DONE
BY ELIMINATING FEAR
AND FEAR WILL BE ELIMINATED
BY REPLACING IT WITH LOVE. THERE ARE
THREE THINGS: FAITH; HOPE AND LOVE
AND THE GREATEST
WE MUST ALWAYS BE GUIDED BY THE GOLDEN RULE
UT TIBI SIC ALIS.
HERE IS MY TRANSLATION IN PLAIN ENGLISH:
BE GOOD TO YOURSELVES AND BE KIND TO OTHERS.
My thanks to the many of you from all over the world who visit this website. I am deeply humbled.