(Latvian original by Imants Ziedonis; my English translation)
Pull on a white shirt, and write in the mornings. Write for your youth. Few maintain their compassion until old age. Pull on a white shirt and dig up the soil. Pull on your white shirt and clean the shoes for your mother. Pull on a white shirt when you are without guests. Be alone. Take joy in yourself. “Being alone, I feel endlessly agitated, as if I have suddenly become the most excellent, famous and beautiful person in society” stated some wise one.