I saw a dream of worship in the water

Evening folds over the head of the bird
In the tiny nest.
My mother,
What troubles me?
---
A window throws heavenly light from the tops of the trees bearing electricity
Ash of my life, garden of my life
---
One moment

Ash of my life, garden of my life that briefly blooms
Grass of my life, sorrow of my life
Root of my life, tree of suffering
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Letters run in a measuring vessel
I have no inner power to die
I was murdered at 10 o'clock in the park
Not in a railway station

In the panic of the day
And the murder
I lost place and trust
And all purpose.
As a star moving in its orbit,
Fulfilling its role without conflict,
Thus, I will become a robot.

Suddenly I woke up and felt uneasy -
This attitude that created a barrier between us
In the meanwhile everything is there.
How may I know
That nature rises to this height?

I saw a dream of worship in the water

Ash of my life, garden of my life
I reached my peak
We should travel far away for several days
Dipping into the water in personal worship
---
We will travel to see what the earth covers
What has not been covered yet
And what remains to be done


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Translated from the Hebrew by the author, © 1996 Ella Bat-Tsion