If thereís but a sadness in your soul, Itís just a light non-irritating load. Itís now clear that theyíre completely right, Those personages who grin, who so mistrustfully grin: Espousals and feasts wonít straighten out the line - Some thing has disappeared, and our sewing tears at the seams.
© Akbar Muhammad. Translation, 2009
(akbarmuhammad.awardspace.co.uk)