Jürgen Wagner

The Contented One

A master had a garden fair
It bloomed so bright, got tender care
A sign hung by his humble gate
Invited men to contemplate:

"This plot of land to one I'll give
Content his way to be and live
Accepting life, that comes and goes -
Here he may plant his veg and rose"

A merchant strolled along the way
He read the sign, hastened to say:
"I am the man for this decree
I have it all, just look and see!"

"Good sir, I ask, if all is grand
Why crave this plot of fertile land?
When nothing seems to cause you strife
Why seek still more in your smart life?"

The man knew nothing more to say
Silent returned and went his way
Ashamed and also woken up
Thirsting for water in a cup

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Published on e-Stories.org on 12/12/2023.

 
 

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Spiegelungen des Daseins: HImmel und Erde: Hommage an das Leben von Jürgen Wagner



Die Gedichte aus den Jahren 2013-16 erzählen von der ‚Hochzeit‘ von Himmel und Erde. Ob in der kraftgebenden Schärfe des Rettichs oder in der Vitalität der Jahrtausende schon lebenden Eibe, ob in der Weisheit alter Geschichten oder im Wunder der Liebe, ob in spirituellen Erfahrungen oder in den Weiten des Alls: überall begegnen sich Licht und Dunkel, oben und unten. Unsere gewohnte Alltagswelt bekommt etwas von ihrem wahren Glanz wieder, wenn wir uns ein Stück dafür öffnen.

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