In deeds of brawn and those of brain,
For a grain to gain and goal attain,
Before these to garner in the fields you go,
Know the flow.
Know the path aright and whence it heads,
And the tools he wants who it treads;
The hood of the way and the mood to wear,
Before you dare.
Mark the might and meander of stream,
Ere its waters to swim you dream;
How slow or swift do the waters go down;
You may drown.
Weigh first the strength of your army and arm,
The economy's how-- whether weak or firm;
And then the opponent's and his tools,
Lest you lose.
If to erect a tower you well may treasure,
The splendor design and its cost measure;
To see which way and what's enough,
So they won't laugh.
Feel the feeling and the font in all,
Of gurus and greats, of a noble call;
Walk their stalk and talk their say,
Or else, miss the way.
Sail to the sides the winds dictate,
And make the mast with them relate;
Fear not the end, sail on and row,
There, must be a shore.
The flow of fiber of love and life,
The things to acquiesce and cause no strife;
Which ghost to follow, which Power to adore,
Take the flow.