"Don't worry so much
about the rogues and rakes,
you high-minded puritans.
You know the sins of others
will not appear written
on your foreheads anyway.

"Whether I am good or bad
is not exactly
to the point.

"Go ahead
and be who you are.
This world we live in is a farm,
and each of us reaps
our own wheat.

"Whether we are drunk
or sober,
each of us is heading
for the street
of the friend.

"The temple,
the synagogue,
the church,
and the mosque
are all houses of love."