For my forthcoming move back to Istanbul a little something from the Book of Odes: No. 61: Who Says the River Is Wide

Who says the river is wide?
On a reed you can cross it!
Who says Sung is far?
On tiptoe you can see it!

Who says the river is wide?
It won’t hold a sliver of a boat!
Who says Sung is far?
You can get there before the morning’s out!

translated by Burton Watson

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