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Work knew no bounds

Work starts within, outside it takes such space
that it soon seizes hands, then the limits of breath.
Look – your will strikes a deep bell in stone,
thought strikes certainty, a peak
both for heart and for hand.

For this certainty of mind, this certainty of eye,
for this vertical line, you pay with a generous hand.
The stone yields you its strength, and man matures through work,
which inspires him to difficult good.

With good then it begins: the growing in the heart and the
great events, a multitude of men are drawn in.
Listen to love that ripens in hammers, in even sounds.
Children will cary them into the future, singing:
“In our fathers’ hearts
work knew no bounds.”

– from “Inspiration”