Caught by the River

On Fishing

22nd April 2008

Man’s life is but vain;
For ’tis subject to pain,
And sorrow, and short as a bubble;
‘Tis a hodge podge of business
And money, and care,
And care, and money and trouble.
But we’ll take no care
When the weather proves fair
Nor will we vex now, though it rain;
We’ll banish all sorrow
And sing till to morrow,
And Angle and Angle again.

This is Sir Izaak Walton, reeling against consumerism in 1653, still ringing true today (thanks to Tom Hodgkinson, How To Be Idle)