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Ambition

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Getting up at six o'clock for swimming
lessons in the mountain lake, in autumn
with fog and rain, then breakfast

clocking my time on arrival at school
and wanting to win the run
around the sports fields, as if

it brings me any points
for what I am worth
relying on the lesson

that I do it all for myself
because the great ideals
of the adults are too good

for their worries
I hear their words and their deeds
make me think

so I knew it already
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
1964 -- Beek (Berg en Dal) and Nijmegen; Collection 'Life line'
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