Between The Conscious And The Unconscious...
- Kabir (1440-1518)
Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a swing:
All earth creatures, even supernovas, sway between these two trees,
and it never winds down.
Angels, animals, humans, insects by the million, also the wheeling sun and moon;
Ages go by, and it goes on.
Everything is swinging: heaven, earth, water, fire, and the secret one slowly growing a body.
Kabir saw that for fifteen seconds, and it made him a servant for life.
Translated by Robert Bly