Jan Lauwereyns - OBSECRO TE

Always moving, always working,
makes the body strong.
The rest follows, spear in hand,
the heart, the day and again.

If you doubt my words:
consider the fish and birds.

Fish do not hate the water.
If you are not a bird,
you will not know its truths.

Has your discerning mind just
served to drive you mad?
Use your impure tongue
to offer a few prayers of silence.