A trembling flame, he did not extinguish,

but blew gently to make it grow.

He earned the name others had bought

and was despised by many, even though

the others would demand the tearing out

of wicks, the elimination of all light.

Who then, wise one, desired to teach,

and who loved the pupils?

The One who did not tremble in the time of darkness;

who took away the shame of the weak.