Piet Hein: Experts

“Experts have / their expert fun / ex cathedra / telling one / just how nothing / can be done.”

—-Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996).

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Piet Hein: Late for the previous, early for the next

It ought to be plain / how little you gain / by getting excited / and vexed. / You’ll always be late / for the previous train, / and always in time / for the next. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996)

Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Anders...

Piet Hein (Kumbel) in front of the H.C. Andersen statue in Copenhagen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Piet Hein: On The Past

The past, — well, it’s just like / our Great-Aunt Laura, / who cannot or will not perceive / that though she is welcome, / and though we adore her, / yet now it is time to leave. -Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996).

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binn...

Nederlands: Minister Piet Hein Donner van Binnenlandse Zaken (Photo credit: Wikipedia)