"There are mines where silver is found. There are places where gold is purified.
Iron is taken out of the earth. Copper is melted down from ore.
A miner lights up the darkness. He searches for ore in the deepest pits. He looks for it in the blackest darkness.
Far from where people live he cuts a tunnel. He does it in places where others don't go. Far away from people he swings back and forth on ropes.
Food grows on the surface of the earth. But far below, the earth is changed as if by fire.
Sapphires are taken from its rocks. Its dust contains nuggets of gold.
No bird knows the miner's hidden path. No falcon's eye has seen it.
Proud animals don't walk on it. Lions don't prowl there.