(c. 600 BCE / Greece)

True Happiness

We've always wanted what we couldn't have.
But will happiness be found in these things
That will never be ours?
I find that happiness lyes
Within the hearts of us all.
Not within these things that are not meant to be desired.
You'll find your path when you open your eyes.
True happiness is found within.

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I think you mean: purple frock
Yes, the poem is translated by mary barnard
Excellent translation! I would like to know the name of the translator. Does anybody know? I'll be grateful if she/he could let me know. Thanks! Pan Kar