POEMS: “It is I who must begin” by Vaclav Havel


It is I who must begin

It is I who must begin.
Once I begin, once I try —
here and now,
right where I am,
not excusing myself
by saying things
would be easier elsewhere,
without grand speeches and
ostentatious gestures,
but all the more persistently
— to live in harmony
with the “voice of Being,” as I
understand it within myself
— as soon as I begin that,
I suddenly discover,
to my surprise, that
I am neither the only one,
nor the first,
nor the most important one
to have set out
upon that road.

Whether all is really lost
or not depends entirely on
whether or not I am lost.

—Vaclav Havel

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Excellent and there is no one but You who has to start from the beginning and understand in the end after eons who I really am. Too good, Amira.

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes, I fully agree with you! 🙂 ❤


  2. True; What an arrangement.I was planning to write on a similar topic “Procrastination”

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    1. Oh that’s a good synchronicity! 🙂 I look forward to reading it! 🙂

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  3. LindaP says:

    Great poem Amira!

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