He laughs in the morning
who weeps in the evening,
And he believes Love works
For his benefit while she is attacking him
And doing him wrong;
And he thinks Joy is hastening
To help him, while she lags behind.
Fortune does all this harm
As she turns her wheel,
And she doesn't wait for daybreak
To turn it; she doesn't stop,
But turns, turns again, turns it upside down,
Until she brings to the top
He who was lying flat in the gutter,
He who was exalted she brings down low;
And makes the happiest man sad and gloomy
In no time at all.

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