Clairvoyant, 1994

Nocturnal Emergence, No. 5

A pale dream face
changes balloon shape
in a bluish sphere
while moth eyebrows
quiver a little

The Universe breathes heavily
The pulse is weak
And The Universe’s heart
pounds a little

The gold leaf broadens
on the periphery
while The Universe’s
Seasons and Time
change a little

The Mind’s night side
The Dark’s lips
Tremble a little

The Inner World
collides with
The Outer World
They glide glistening
into and over each other and
vibrate a little

The eye sockets on a No mask*
dance forward in slow motion and
move a little

*Mask used in No plays, a form of Japanese song-and dance drama emphasizing on slow movements

Translation: Susanna Nied