Learn to give without a care,
Just like the mounds of soil;
Each grain bears life spare,
Springing rich crop from toil.
Learn selflessness from mother,
Who lives that child may dare;
Overcoming hurdles and bother,
To teach of life and virtue share.
Learn from flowers that die today,
And moths that wither by twilight;
Live and let live, showing the way
Of beginnings from dark of night.
Learn from the earth and moon,
The mountains and forest glade;
Who make space for life to prune
Dispelling gloom in bright shade.
The inanimate and the subtle forms
Seem to be full of lessons on living;
On how to brave the tempest storms
And teach the art of selfless giving.