Blüte und Kreuz


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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.


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