All the World's a Stage
大道汎兮 Dao is so versatile! 其可左右 She can act and direct!
萬物恃之而生而不辭 Everything exists because of her, and she conjures us, but not to adore her. 功成不名有 When the story ends, we don't even know her name.
衣養萬物而不為主 She nurtures and provides for us and we don't even notice. 常無欲可名於小 Objectively, you could say that we take her for granted.
萬物歸焉而不為主 Everything happens because of her and we don't even notice. 可名為大 You could say she's the star of the show.
以其終不自為大故能成其大 Ultimately, she tells great stories because she doesn't sing her own praise.
This is one of a few poems that address 大道 directly, and in this one, true greatness is anonymous and goes unnoticed.
常無欲 is an expression from chapter 1 that describes the objective state beyond desire that lets us 以觀其妙, observe its subtleties, as opposed to 常有欲, the subjective state of longing that 以觀其徼, gives it meaning.
It's a love story.