A Circassian Toast
Before I step into darkness and disappear in Never,
I want to kiss the feet of my kids for ever and ever.
Let their ways be exciting and bright,
Let their maps guide them right,
let them bathe in fresh air,
Let their lots be easy to bear,
Let them have many useful meetings,
And receive many greetings,
Let them enjoy their daily meals,
Let them always have a change for wheels,
Let their sleep be sweet and profound
And their awakenings with a friend around,
Let them see how a baby arrives,
Let them live unforgettable lives.
When I step into darkness on the Endless Street
I want to be dust on my children's feet.