Walk up the path
through the place you never saw before but once,
and you will reach the little house.
Beneath an old tree lives the “one who never slept”
With eyes peer from the under-growth.
And in mist their shadows ebb and flow.
They may ask for something,
But always remember one thing.
“Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found.”
Say it three times
When they ask you to do something
Do not forget your manners.
They may do good for you, if you are polite.
Do not run.
Do not stay.
But once you turn around
and return the way you came.
Do not ever look back!
– dechapoe –