Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Moment In Time

The hoopoe answered her: 'Your life is passed In vague, aquatic dreams which cannot last - A sudden wave and they are swept away. You value water's purity, you say, But is your life as pure as you declare? A fool described the nature both worlds share: "The unseen world and that which we can see Are like a water-drop which instantly Is and is not. A water-drop was formed When time began, and on its surface swarmed The world's appearances. If they were made Of all-resisting iron they would fade; Hard iron is mere water, after all - Dispersing like a dream, impalpable.".' ~ From The Conference of the Birds, lines 854-74 Tombouktou's Enayat

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