Басня про крестьянина
- Published on Dec 3, 2007
- I wrote this poem (fable), when I was 17. Originally， it's the Chinese Idiom 守株待兔 (Shou Zhu Dai Tu) (Staying by a Stump Waiting for More Hares To Come).
I'm living in China now and recently I've found the cartoon in Internet, which has the same idea, so I decided to edit it and make my own cartoon with my own poetic text=)
* Once upon a time, on the field was a man hoeing with the sun shining brightly. He was working hard everyday. One day, a rabbit came into his sight. Unexpectedly, it bumped into a tree and died lying on the ground. This made him cheerful, he would have a rabbit for a dinner. Owing to a fabulous dinner, he hold the view that he could catch a rabbit everyday for dinner. The next days, he stays at the tree, waiting for the rabbit's bumping into the tree. Without hoeing long as he stayed, but of course no rabbit appeared. And...he died...
The story hold the view, that something happened by accident can't be believed as a rule. You must work hard to get something in this life.