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bamboo 2
A THOUSAND STONES
bamboo # 85 - anis 07.01.01 - for the world and jay

a thousand stones - fall down - into the wind ravine - a thousand and another thousand - it seems as if - they're falling - it may be - that they're rising - like balloons - i do not know -- they come - in big ones and in small ones - in light ones and in heavy ones - they appear - in all colors - they are - noble stones - and precious - they end - in zero gravity - they burst forth - into space - a swarm of meteorites - in the woods - and all the animals - listen up - that night -- i see the colors - they dazzle - my eyes - i am looking - onto the metal board - in which i'm carving - my melody - humming to it - in a low voice - maybe these eyes - will go blind - it remains - the melody - it ends - in zero gravity -- oh my friends - how much i love you - emerald and ruby - turquoise and garnet - agate, opal, jade -- if you just knew - or felt - your value - i would give - my life to you -- there - down there - on the bank - of the river - is - king boy - he has been sitting there - for days now - the bell - in his hand - he does not do much - looks into the river - with closed eyes - where flashing pebbles - are polished round - by a thousand tongues - around him - standing - is the filled air - and does him no harm - he only has eyes - for the stones - they shimmer - gold dust - diamond - dust - they sound - in light - and dark - not for long and - he hears it - the sweet music - he is holding the bell - like a goblet - and in it are - all colors - swinging - in the spectrum -- a crown - is this goblet - this - my friends - is king boy's - crown - he has tied - a blindfold over his eyes - he has tied - the stones - together - pulling - sweet tears - out of them - and salty - as they had asked for it - frightened little voices -- on a remote planet - where seldom reaches - a human foot - sits on a stone - a traveler - in conversation with - chameleon - chatting - in a foreign language - playing - in the sunshine - the boys - and the girls - changing form - and color - the way they like - every day - they have a thing - to do - in the desert - and in the quarry - there every summer - and every winter - playing - protected by giants - who manage - the land - undisturbed - by voices - which cannot - understand - all these stones - the thousand - colored - sparkling - stones - as they sough - through the wind ravine - and sing in the goblet - they cannot see them - or hear them - they are not able - to pass - the mighty - dragon - by the name of - barzakh - they cannot reach there - not today -- when they hit the river - like a hot rain - hailing - tearing waves - and throwing circles - when they taper off - and - somersault - and they break the frame - and flood into your room - in towers and in layers - then you will know - what i mean - then you will see - king boy - in the mirror - the way i see him - in the mirror - through the passage - he speaks - to us - like a friend - i do not know him - he speaks - of emeralds - and mighty - fabulous creatures - as if a weather - had gone through him - which he defied - like a tree - on the riverside -- dive - you fishes - run - you animals - fly - you birds - like a thousand stones - you are - in which life is - inspired - and a thousand flames - you are - for certain - yes - magic you are - my friends - and so it takes - a king - to clarify you - a big fire - it takes - to still - your thurst - and eternity - to love you -- there is no end - to this road - no beginning to - this world - and on the other side - of the curtain - is nothing special - so it is - but the specialty is - you