I will cast out Wisdom and reject Learning.
My thoughts shall wander in the Great Void
Always repenting of wrongs done
Will never bring my heart to rest.
I cast my hook in a single stream;
But my joy is as though I possessed a Kingdom.
I loose my hair and go singing;
To the four frontiers men join my refrain.
This is the purport of my song:
“My thoughts shall wander in the Great Void.”
From Arthur Waley’s Translations from the Chinese, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1919