From the collection of poems Grail splashes from 1898
The will is not freed by travelling
softly on cushions, not to be freely in the cargo
to laze away a lifetime,
the will becomes free only when it has been hardened
from a weakling's ragling to the gymnast's
by self-enforced free heroic leaps.
But when the will is proudly manly
and when all the sinews of the will are tightened
muscle power in iron-hard spring weight,
its arm shall not be healthy and strong
feel the pleasure of life, only know
the weight of compulsion with ever greater weight?
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