The rustic landscape,
The babbling brook,
The trees of hoary antiquity shook,
The phantom shapes,
Shadows cast by the lantern on the mindscreen of my brain.
It’s better than any film in which I could escape.
The magic lantern projects my thought foolish,
My hopes futile and my dreams hollow.
The reality I cannot swallow.
I could forget everything and sway on this raft forever,
On the drunken Matla river,
Watching the films I create,
Each time it’s a dream destroyed,
Over and over again.