Light, my light, the world-filling light, the eye-kissing light, heart-sweetening light!
Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the centre of my life; the light strikes, my darling,
the chords of my love; the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the
The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light. Lilies and jasmines surge up on the
crest of the waves of light.
The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling, and it scatters gems in
Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling, and gladness without measure. The
heaven's river has drowned its banks and the flood of joy is abroad.
Let all the strains of joy mingle in my last song - the joy that makes the earth flow
over in the riotous excess of the grass, the joy that sets the twin brothers, life and
death, dancing over the wide world, the joy that sweeps in with the tempest, shaking
and waking all life with laughter, the joy that sits still with its tears on the open red
lotus of pain, and the joy that throws everything it has upon the dust, and knows not a
Yes, I know, this is nothing but thy love, O beloved of my heart - this golden light that
dances upon the leaves, these idle clouds sailing across the sky, this passing breeze
leaving its coolness upon my forehead.
The morning light has flooded my eyes - this is thy message to my heart. Thy face is
bent from above, thy eyes look down on my eyes, and my heart has touched thy feet.
On the seashore of endless worlds children meet. The infinite sky is motionless
overhead and the restless water is boisterous. On the seashore of endless worlds the
children meet with shouts and dances.
They build their houses with sand and they play with empty shells. With withered
leaves they weave their boats and smilingly float them on the vast deep. Children have
their play on the seashore of worlds.
They know not how to swim, they know not how to cast nets. Pearl fishers dive for
pearls, merchants sail in their ships, while children gather pebbles and scatter them
again, they seek not for hidden treasures, they know not how to cast nets.
The sea surges up with laughter and pale gleams the smile of the sea beach.
Death-dealing waves sing meaningless ballads to the children, even like a mother while
rocking her baby's cradle. The sea plays with children, and pale gleams the smile of the
On the seashore of endless worlds children meet. Tempest roams in the patess sky,
ships get wrecked in the trackless water, death is abroad and children play. On the
seashore of endless worlds is the great meeting of children.
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