Yet with great toil all that I can attain By long experience, and in learned schools, Is for to know my knowledge is but vain, And those that think them wise, are greatest fools.
— William Alexander
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.