Treasure Island

Rene Daumal

(1908 - 1944 / France)

Poems of Rene Daumal

1. Last Letter to his Wife 1/3/2003
2. Poem 1/3/2003
3. Skin of Light 1/3/2003

Last Letter to his Wife

I am dead because I lack desire,
I lack desire because I think I possess.
I think I possess because I do not try to give.
In trying to give, you see that you have nothing;
Seeing that you have nothing, you try to give of yourself;
Trying to give of yourself, you see that you are nothing:
Seeing that you are nothing, you desire to become;
In desiring to become, you begin to live.

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