The poet in me
Says to the weightlifter in me:
“Shame on you!
Instead of lifting inconscient metal weight,
Do you not have anything better to do?”

The weightlifter in me
Says to the poet in me:
“I pity you —
As if you have nothing better to do
Than to cry, sigh, sulk and whine!”
Sri Chinmoy, Poetry: My Rainbow-Heart-Dreams, Perfection-Glory Press, Augsburg., 1993