Today, I have a very quick poem to share. It is from Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, pictured above, and it’s called “I am happy living simply.” She was writing between 1892 and 1941, which for me adds even more value to the poem below:
I am happy living simply:like a clock, or a calendar.Worldly pilgrim, thin,wise—as any creature. To knowthe spirit is my beloved. To come to things—swiftas a ray of light, or a look.To live as I write: spare—the wayGod asks me—and friends do not.