The Gate of the Year
And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year,
‘Show me your wares that I may decide whether to stay or buy your wares and go on.’
And he replied,
‘Whether you buy my wares or stay behind is nothing to me,
But few will stay behind to keep you company.’
So I went on.
For a while his wares brought terrors to my mind,
The greater fear was being left behind.
Edward is a lecturer and writer, mostly on business and politics. He often posts twittaku (double haiku in 140 characters) on Twitter, plus the occasional political limerick.