I Pretended to Leap
ssaa | [2020] | ≈ 8’

I - Circulates
II - Be Ready
III - Could Live There
IV - Not in the World


Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Quatrains

Inside water, a waterwheel turns.
A star circulates with the moon.
We live in the night ocean wondering.
What are those lights?

Earlier, to be ready,
I loosened the leg bindings.
Today, your scent. Gratefulness
rises on the air.

I pretended to leap
to see if I could live there.
Someday I must actually arrive there
or nothing will be left to arrive.

Being is not what it seems,
nor non-being. The world's
existence is not
in the world

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