Oh WordPress

Oh WordPress
And your innumerable
Rising stars,
How can I please
Your, oh so, fickle heart?

Perhaps, it is folly to even try.
And one should only make art
To satisfied the I,
Seeking purely the joy
Of creating it.

© Ben Truesdale and distilledvoice, 2015.

2 thoughts on “Oh WordPress

  1. This makes me think of the Dao de Jing. EG:

    He who clings to his work
    will create nothing that endures.

    ~ Laozi
    Tao te Ching, Chap. 24
    Stephen Mitchell trans.

    Fill your bowl to the brim
    and it will spill.
    Keep sharpening your knife
    and it will blunt.
    Chase after money and security
    and your heart will never unclench.
    Care about people’s approval
    and you will be their prisoner.

    Do your work, then step back.
    The only path to serenity.

    ~ Laozi
    Tao te Ching, Chap. 9
    Stephen Mitchell trans.



  2. Yes it’s a strange duality between wanting an audience and knowing that it doesn’t lead to satisfaction. I’m guessing that most of us have to encounter it in some form.


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