The most enduring


Is buaine port ná glór na-éan,

Is buaine focal ná toice an tsaoil.

A tune is more enduring than the song of birds,

and a tale (or word) is more enduring than the wealth of the world.

(Irish proverb)

(Irish proverb, in Robin Gwyndaf, “A Welsh Lake Legends and the Famous Physicians of Myddfai”, Bealoideas, vol. 60-61, 1992-1993, p. 245)

Illustration inspired by a Japanese drawing