Simple Life

We have everything we need:
a home, a place to rest,
clothes to keep us warm,
food to eat,
spouse to love,
work that brings us money,
friends to visit,
peace of heart.

My quest for fame is over,
my thirst for more has departed.

I am at rest in our simple life,
holding a simple glass in my hand:
We don't need so many different sorts
- plain, engraved and gold-plated.
Two dozen will do - for friends.

Our life became once more
a little bit more down-to-earth.
Nonetheless we have less things to worry about.