I shall drown long before i am done

Posted: July 30, 2016 in Melancholy, Poetry

He swam at my feet,
Powerful arms in broad strokes
Sweeping the sand.
So I asked this man,
What seas do you swim?
And to this he answered,
‘I have seen shells and the like
On this desert floor,
So I swim this land’s memory
Thus honouring its past,’
Is the journey far, queried I.
‘I cannot say,’ he replied,
‘For I shall drown long before
I am done.’

Sayings of the Fool
Thenys Bule

Steven Erikson – Malazan Book of the Fallen 02
Deadhouse Gates”


Image from Deviantart: DevilishlyCreative


  1. fitnessgrad says:

    The picture went well with the words, I could definitely see how one would choose that picture to make a point. Thank you for such a good post!


    Liked by 1 person

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