Don't ever wish for everything —
There'll be nothing left for you to wish.
Don't ever dream of all there is —
There'll be nothing left to dream.
Leave something in your life undone
Unfulfil at least one hope.
Leave at least one word unsaid.
Don't tie all the ropes.
There's beauty in what isn't here
For when it comes — it's gone.
Don't always try to get so near
To every holy man.
Don't ever wish for all there is —
For all there is — 's not all.
And when you're holding back the tears
Leave at least one to fall.