They say he wandered very far And left his home behind; They say he gave up kings for fools And land for tides and sea. They say he wandered ‘til he found A tree to make his throne And searched for friends who would betray And lost ones who would run. They say he gave up all he had – The heavens and the earth – To take his place, gasping for air And thirsty to the bone. They say that as he breathed his last He looked on what he’d made And seeing how his love dispersed Asked nothing in return. And when one day – one magic day – He passed my way, we spoke Of all that he had learnt and known And all that I must know. He showed me scars within his palms And as we spoke he wept. The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is just to love, he said.