The Art of Disappearing

The Art of Disappearing
by Naomi Shihab Nye

When they say Don't I know you?
say no.

When they invite you to the party
remember what parties are like
before answering.


If they say We should get together
say Why?

It is not that you don't love them anymore.
You're trying to remember something
too important to forget.

Trees.  The monastery bell at twilight.
Tell them you have a new project.
It will never be finished.

When someone recognizes you in a grocery store
nod briefly and become a cabbage.
When someone you haven't seen in ten years
appears at the door,
don't start singing him all your new songs.
You will never catch up.

Walk around feeling like a leaf.
Know you could tumble any second.
Then decide what to do with your time

上面是今天在Michelle老師的部落格看到美國詩人Naomi Shihab Nye的一首詩,讀完之後有深深的感慨。 





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