THE TEN STRONG THINGS
There are ten things which have strength:
IRON is strong, but fire melts it
FIRE is strong, but water quenches it
WATER is strong, but it evaporates to clouds
CLOUDS are strong, but the
WIND blows them away.
MAN is strong, but fear casts him down.
FEAR is strong but sleep overcomes it
SLEEP is strong, yet
DEATH is stronger still; yet
LOVING KINDNESS overcomes even death.