lipu Pona la: kasi nanpa 58 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|When the government is laid back
|The people are relaxed.
|When the government is nitpicking
|The people have anxiety.
|Misfortune depends upon fortune.
|Fortune conceals misfortune.
|What has a definite delimitation?
|The normal reverts to strangeness.
|Goodness reverts to perversion.
|People certainly have been confused for a long time.
|Therefore the sage squares things without cutting.
|Edges without separating.
|Straightens without lining up.
|Shines but does not glare.