Dear Friends

I'd be grateful if you could tell me if the following verse makes any sense. I appreciate your frankness in advance.

This is a translation of a poem composed in 14th century. The poet tries to communicate some sort of philosophical thoughts.

"The world shan't go to ruin, they say,

This is not what we may blink;

On more solid bases, must lay,

A house as great as this, I think."

Thank you

Nikoo
'Blink' seems very wrong (but I don't know what is intended) and the punctuation is off:

The world shan't go to ruin, they say,

This is not what we may ___ ;

On a more solid base must lay

A house as great as this, I think.
Thank you indeed

Emotion: smile

I changed the second line to: "Although it standeth on the brink"