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taj mahal (2000)

when the taj mahal tumbles down
ficus religiosa, asvattha, will grow
all over the place
birds will nest & sing
snakes will dwell between
the roots
butterflies fly
all over the place

quand le taj mahal s'effondrera
ficus religiosa, asvattha, s'étaleront
investissant tout l'espace
des oiseaux nicheront & chanteront
des serpents se loveront entre
les racines
des papillons s' envolerant
investissant tout l'espace

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The spoken text is recorded by Rainer Pließ for Master Peace Records, Sulzheim - November 2004 and added to herman de vries. les livres et les publications : catalogue raisonné / textes de herman de vries, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Didier Mathieu (Centre des livres d'artistes : Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche 2005).

bibliographic references

herman de vries, 'taj mahal', dated 28.01.2000 and published in herman de vries, 'à propos des sanctuaires', in herman de vries (Anthèse : Arcueil 2000) 87.

IMAGE CREDITS
collected öllarn 22.08.2011 (160 × 200 mm)
from fragments - collected in the nördlicher steigerwald - eschenau (Peter Foolen Editions : Eindhoven 2011)
special edition, with enclosed an oak leaf from Eschenau on cardboard
photo Bruno Schneyer, Zeil am Main
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