Phùng Khắc Khoan
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410 Vietnamese Phùng Khă´c Khoan (1528–1613) On War War, no end to it, people scattered in all directions. How can a man keep his mind off it? The winds dark, the rains violent year after year, laying waste the land, over and over. After all, a man can make up his own mind whether to act or not. They cut each other’s throats for the world. I can’t take much interest in it. Who is it that moves the clouds and permits the sun to shine? He speaks, he smiles, he goes on bringing peace to the world. Nguyen Ngoc Bich and W. S. Merwin, 1967 ...


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