Only the shadow of a dwarf may appear as tall as a king,
Only to a deaf person can a hoarse woman sing.
Only to a prisoner can the priest preach,
Only to the reluctant can a teacher teach.
Only to a blind man can we discuss a book,
Only the starving can learn to cook.
Only a stranger may be a friend,
Only the unbroken can the broken mend.
Only a flight may begin with a fall,
Only death we need not call.
Only I understand what I say,
Only you do not care and are now going away.