The Whirling Dervishes of the US Army

When you go through a hard period,
When everything seems to oppose you,
When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
Because it is the time and place that the course will divert! 

What the sayer of praise is really praising is himself,
by saying implicitly,
My eyes are clear.

Likewise, someone who criticizes is criticizing
himself, saying implicitly, “I can’t see very well
with my eyes so inflamed.

And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.