Die Atome Tanzen // The Atoms are Dancing // Les Atomes Dansent

Poem of the Atoms, by Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi

O’ day, arise!
Shine your light, the atoms are dancing.
Thanks to Him the universe is dancing.
overcome with ecstasy,
Free from body and mind
I’ll whisper in your ear where their dance is leading them.
All the atoms in the air and in the desert are dancing,
puzzled and drunken to the ray of light,
they seem insane.

All these atoms are not so different than we are,
happy or miserable,
perplexed and bewildered,
we are all beings in the ray of light from the beloved,
nothing can be said.

~ Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi

“The Atoms are Dancing” is a poem by the Saint Dschalal ad-Din ar-Rumi (Rumi) and a series of art works in which I explore color, light and form through mystical Islamic philosophy. The results are meditations in flowers. I observe how the light gives birth to beauty and how light aids colors and forms to emerge from darkness and shadow.

The Atoms are Dancing