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THE CURTAIN
bamboo # 18 - anis

on the one side - on the other side - the curtain - they meet in the middle -- no one kept the secret - when the fire came - with the heat - like ants they were running - no one escaped - it was burning heavily - in the eyes - great was the fear - hastily they took - the bracelets - and necklaces - and cast it into the flames - look! - with big eyes - refusing - to enter their houses again -- the united banner - ashes on the ground - no drug strong enough - to forget - what for once was seen - speechless - common grave - in a field of rape -- no word - strong enough - for explanation - the past and the future - the curtain - burnt in the present - eternal present - like ants they were -- time is a ball - each point - in the same distance - to the center - in all directions - time - is a ball -- desire and grief - separated by the curtain - the one curtain - the united banner - pleasure and pain - success and failure - all in one - when the curtain burnt - the secret was no longer secret - new was the flame - eternally new -- the new and the old - the small and the big - inside and outside - all was one - without the curtain - it caught fire - on a hot day - and was seen no more -- in the eyes - the burning - no language strong enough - looks outside - looks inside - no difference - everything flows - everything is the center of the ball - everything is the center of the ball -- the fast and the slow - the light and the heavy - it flows in one - the secret - the open and the closed - they became one - on the day - when the fire burnt - on the day of the curtain -- he who had eyes - to see - closed them - not to burn - the hearts - pump blood - into the organs - fast blood - poisoned blood - in a field of rape -- memory and presentiment - learning and forgetting - all in one - no language - they wanted to hide - in the public - and were touched - they thawed - from their rigor -- two thousand years - a diamond - fulminated to carbon - in the ether - world and world - all one - nothing remained - energy and matter - only a thin curtain -- the veiled - in the field of rape - they said: - we're standing in an olive grove - their words - they were broken - in the fire - many laughed - in the fire - the first and the last - it does not matter -- the secret - it reads - i am he - as you are he - as you are me - and we are all - together - two thousand years - on the one side - two thousand years - on the other side - no difference - repetition's alive - repetition's alive - everything was new - everything is new - in the center -- world and world - there always were - the first things - whenever a self - withdrew - from power - when it was ruled - by the other - a first thing arose -- the self and the other - no other other - the self and the other - in order to live in harmony - the self obeys - because the other - does not obey - when the self obeyed - the curtain was torn - and it was torn apart - the fire - spread out - on the same day - any day - all is one - time is a ball - the conscious and the unconscious - they complete each other -- the self and the other - create laws - creating laws - abolishing laws - torn are the words - their meanings lost have the words - all together -- a single - fractal - fragment - emotion and ratio - heart and head - burnt is the curtain - naked is man - on the day of the fire -- they wanted to forget - and they did not forget - reward and punishment - heaven and hell - in motion - no one escaped - on the day of the curtain -- when they were rewarded - they laughed - always they laughed - until they saw the other - on the day - when the self saw he other - with ease - no one escaped - when the unconscious - met the conscious -- they were friends - they hated each other - the trace of the axe - was still showing - at the place - where the wall fell - they besmirched themselves - of fear - the sun was shining - it was shining evermore - a day - like all days -- audacity and indifference - one thing like the other - the law - behind the words - a child in the ruins - in eternity -- peace and force - two ways to one aim - all is one - in the cosmos - existance is the one thing - behind the words -- excess and asceticism - they meet halfway -- the law reads: - the self and the other - are one - this is all - this is all - all is all - in the small and in the big - because it shows - in the deep and in the shallow -- the humans - here and there - they suffered from pain - they were discontented - then they caused pain - on the day of the curtain - they cast their jewelry - far away from them -- no! - they said - no! - i! - they said - i! - but there was no i - it was the day - when the curtain fell -- life and death - everywhere the same is the sky - the soft and the hard - two thousand years - plus and minus - the words are empty - without life - it is life that counts - that is no secret - everybody knows it -- time - laughter - death - no self - nothing - everything and now!