there was a king in mongolia,
who once invaded some
distant kingdom, where
he heard a new bird singing,
and wanted the song for himself.
for the sake of the song , he wished to capture
the bird , with the bird its nest,
the branches that held the nest,
the trunk of the tree, the tree itself ,
the roots, the earth that held the roots,
the surrounding land,
the entire kingdom......
wanting to take them all
he gathered together all the remaining
elephants, horses, chariots
conquered the entire kingdom,
annexed it to his empire
and never returned home.
translated from kannada by s.k.desai.
here, my own amateurish effort to describe unreason in rhyme. or whatever.