The brain within its groove

The brain within its groove
Runs evenly and true;
But let a splinter swerve,
‘T were easier for you
To put the water back
When floods have slit the hills,
And scooped a turnpike for themselves,
And blotted out the mills!

 

*****

 

Mózg w swoich zagłębieniach
Statecznie się ma i rzetelnie;
Ale daj drzazdze zabłądzić,
A ci będzie ułatwieniem
Poodnosić wodę
Jak rozkroi wzgórza potop,
Rogatkę wnątrz wciągnie,
A młyny zdruzgoce!

 

TRANSLATOR’S NOTE

The verse most probably warns off pungent or obnoxious language uses; please compare tongue and groove.

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