O thou that settest out upon The Path, false is the Phantom that thou seekest. When thou hast it thou shalt know all bitterness, thy teeth fixed in the Sodom-Apple.
Thus hast thou been lured along That Path, whose terror else had driven thee far away.
O thou that stridest upon the middle of The Path, no phantoms mock thee. For the stride's sake thou stridest.
Thus art thou lured along That Path, whose fascination else had driven thee far away.
O thou that drawest toward the End of The Path, effort is no more. Faster and faster dost thou fall; thy weariness is changed into Ineffable Rest.
For there is not Thou upon That Path: thou hast become The Way.