12-Syllable Funerary Poem
This life is vain
In vain do you race, O man,
in this life?
Short-lived in this world, long are the
of the world beyond; what kind of joy
can be nourished?
Shun therefore to live in joy. May you
the great Lord, before the hour comes
and the creator finds you unprepared,
in fervent penance, for God wishes.
Do not listen to Beliar (the Devil); rather
listen and run
with eagerness, cry out, for the only