A Little Advice from the Matriarch

 

1

If you want to see far,

turn your back on the sun.

 

Don’t look for the road you are walking on.

 

2

Knock at your door.

That was your self you were talking to.

 

Politeness can’t hurt.

 

3

Don’t shout at the ox!

You must care for it.

 

4

I had no name when I came in.

Today I can’t remember it.

 

5

Jonah had no line, no hook.

Imagination coughed him up.

 

He didn’t want to tell anyone.

 

6

Don’t hold your nose while passing God.

A letter has been sent to you.

 

7

Valley or peak?

Same sky!

 

8

Stop sitting around!

Have you nothing to do?