If thereís but a sadness in your soul, Itís just a light, untroublesome cardboard load. Itís now been made clear, that theyíre completely right, Those personages who grin, who so skeptically and darkly grin: Espousals and feasts wonít straighten out the line - Some thing has disappeared, and our sewing tears at the seams.
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2009