Verse 76

Bid on NFT

When life begins 
    we are tender and weak 
When life ends 
    we are stiff and rigid 
All things, including the grass and trees, 
    are soft and pliable in life 
    dry and brittle in death 
So the soft and supple 
    are the companions of life 
While the stiff and unyielding 
    are the companions of death 
An army that cannot yield 
    will be defeated 
A tree that cannot bend 
    will crack in the wind 
Thus by Nature’s own decree 
    the hard and strong are defeated 
    while the soft and gentle are triumphant