Piet Hein

(December 16, 1905–April 17, 1996 / Copenhagen)

An Ethical Grook


I see
and I hear
and I speak no evil;
I carry
no malice
within my breast;
yet quite without
wishing
a man to the Devil
one may be
permitted
to hope for the best.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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