O Mighty King, remember now that only gods stay in eternal watch.
Humans come then go, that is the way fate decreed on the Tablets of Destiny.
So someday you will depart, but till that distant day Sing, and dance.
Eat your fill of warm cooked food and cool jugs of beer.
Cherish the children your love gave life.
Bathe away life's dirt in warm drawn waters.
Pass the time in joy with your chosen wife.
On the Tablets of Destiny it is decreed For you to enjoy short pleasures for your short days.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Humans come then go, that is the way fate decreed on the Tablets of Destiny
From the dawn of literary time, The Epic of Gilgamesh. Siduri to Gilgamesh, Tablet 10