Reworking of Tagore’s poem, “The Gardener”.
I will give up my other work.
I will throw my swords and lances down in the dust. Do not send
me to distant courts; do not bid me undertake new conquests.
But make me the gardener of your garden.
This oath struck the Vanguard as important: withdrawal from the dukka/jihad strategy.
The smaller line at the bottom of the piece come from the middle of the poem:
When the two sisters go to fetch water, they come to this spot and they smile.
The two sisters are the upper and lower aspects of the plane of immanence. The “smile” (it’s also known as “Sara’s laugh” in Torah) is a waveform of destruction/reconstruction that operates across the four rivers of reality (water, milk, wine and honey).