A tap of your finger on the drum
releases all sounds and initiates the new harmony.
A step of yours is the conscription of the new men
and their marching orders.
You look away: the new love!
You look back,—the new love!
“Change our fates, shoot down the plagues,
beginning with time,” the children sing to you.
“Build wherever you can the substance of our fortunes
and our wishes,” they beg you.
Arriving from always,
you’ll go away everywhere.