I´ve hung my towels out the window to dry.
It´s what they do where the sun is still alive.
I´ve told the assembly what I did not like-
it´s what they do where people don´t lie.
I´ve put forth my chest to the thrust of the knife-
it´s what they do who do not fear to die.
I´ve wiped the tears off the little child´s face-
it´s what they do who can fend off pain.
I´ve learnt the languages of various birds
it´s what they do, who free themselves.
Eyeless the forest, the river and the sea
and I, alone with eyes to see,
my name, my eyes , my memory
have given all those thing to keep-
that´s what they do, who search to find