Don’t torment yourself with questions
like whether, why, when and where…
And the reply – sweet-tempered –
will come as if out of the air.
Any results of your efforts
will disappear, spirit-like.
You know who the wise are:
those who in peace abide.
And this simple idea
is a call, a forgotten plan:
You are a man to be living,
and you are living to be a man.