Kohelet, chapters 4, 5, 6

Chapter 4

I returned and saw them
Suffering under the sun
Without consolation:

I praised the dead
More than the living;

And the future
Praised them too
Before pessimism:

I saw the foolishness of all our work
And envy
Un-such and frustration:

We are consuming ourselves
I returned and saw

More un-such
One somebody else
Is better than none:

If you fall
Fall up

If you fall down
Lift someone up:

I saw all the living who walk under the
Sun; no end to the people I saw —

All un-such and frustration:

Clean off your feet when you enter the House of G*d
At least you came:

Chapter 5

Keep your mouth shut
The voice of fools full of words
Better not to speak at all

Than to promise and not fulfill
You have dreams
Full of un-such:

Just love G*d
And fight the good fight
There’s what to do:

I have seen some evil under the sun;

You leave the way you came in
Be with someone
Get out of the dark and lose that face:

I saw some good
And beauty
When hungry eat
When thirsty drink:

Enjoy the days you have been given
It’s a gift from G*d:

Your days are few
G*d Is:

Chapter 6

I have seen an evil under the sun
A sickness to the soul:

A person of good circumstances
Never satisfied
Comes in with un-such
Goes out in darkness:

A person who knows darkness
Misses the sun
Darkness covers everything:

The pleasures we work for —
Un-such:

What is wisdom?
Better that a person sees
Un-such and frustration increases —

Dog us under the sun
What is good –
Who knows?

We are followed by shadows
And who knows the future —
Under the sun:

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Kohelet, chapter 3

Chapter 3

Every time
A season
A Thing under heaven:

A time to dance a time to pinch
A time to tent a time not to tent
A time to wear beads a time to wear cravats
A time to carry a cane

A time to eat pizza
A time for silence

A time to drink water and to change your shoes

A time to watch an F-15 take off
A time to watch one land

A time to build tonka toys

Something learned at 60
Missed at 20

A time to walk backwards

A time for Source
A time for derivatives

A time for singing and
A time for singing

A time for sweets
And teas from the mountains
Fredericks from Hollywood

I saw G*d
Who made everything
Beautiful

Made human being beautiful
And effortlessly
Hungry

Always empty
There is nothing better than
Filling-up

I saw good and not-good
And I said:

It’s not my business how G*d
Wants the world

Who knows the heart of another?
What I think of you is
None of your business

What you think of me –
None of my business

And there is nothing more
Right
Than happiness

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Kohelet, chapter 2

Chapter 2

I got high
That too un-such

Everything mixed up
Laughing crying:

So I got high
I met my problem:
Me —

I made
Built
Planted

I became big
Everywhere I went:

Me.

Un-such
Un-such everywhere;

G*d everywhere
Too:

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Kohelet, chapter 1

Kohelet, chapter 1

Son of David King of Jerusalem

Un-such
everything is Un-such —

he threw a mask concealing his face
onto the stone wall:

There is this Wall
There is un-such that passes
And there is this wall:

The sun makes its way home
Everything Yearns for home:

The rivers to the sea
Everything with its locus —

Tired
Nothing new:

Is this new —
Same un-such.

A lot to learn
I go to the woodshed.

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