The ugliest eyes are hollow,
Silent threats cause the fearsomest fear.
The worst kind of monarch is shallow,
Most base is the fraudulent tear.
Most pretty’s a mother when joyful and bouyant,
Sweetest are lips that you love.
Most clean is a soul that is truthful and loyal,
Most complex is a simpleton.
But don’t mix the truth with lies,
And thoughtlessly go criticize and boast.
For on earth, you know, he is most wise,
Who loves life, and who loves it the most.
Перекладач: Andriy M. Freishyn-Chirovsky
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