やれやれ、前置きが長くなりました…… それが、これからご紹介する詩です♡ 作者不詳で、ニューヨーク市立大学リハビリテーションルームの壁に刻印された詩だそうです。 原題は「A Creed For Those Who Have Suffered」で、 直訳すると、「苦難にある者たちの信条」となったり『悩める人々への銘』と訳されることのほうが多いようですが、詩の内容からおもんばかっても、このタイトルがピッタリときます。 （これは神渡良平さんという方の意訳です http://warafuto.com/wrafuto16.html） ＿＿＿＿＿＿＿
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey... I asked for health,that I might do greater things I was given infirmity,that I might do better things... I asked for riches, that I might be happy I was given poverty, that I might be wise... I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God... I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life I was given life, that I might enjoy all things... I got nothing that I asked for-but everything I had hoped for Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am among all men, most richly blessed !