Eyes wide shut and a patchwork image
Forms in the field of vision:
Blurred and vivid, gentle and savage
Ripples blow through in quick succession
Is it reality? Is it a dream?
To the mind’s eye it’s all but a mesh…
The day flushing past within night’s realm
And a new dawn starts afresh
The subconscious runs deep, and thoughts run free
Illusion and truth in a whirl
And a universe rises and falls in that spree
Dreams living a truth in night’s fall.
Eyes awaken to a vision of white
Blank with nothing in sight
Constant and monotonous
This is the dream, unseen
The mind untouched, uncorrupt
This is the reality, unadulterated
The start and finish, undifferentiated
The conscious awakens, trapped
Imprisoned and bound in place
And a universe rises and falls in that still
The truth encompassing all of space.
Reeti Sarkar and Harshita Jha