In the room, the roots of things have decayed,
and like a bud,
the big table sprouts a little table,
the big chair sprouts a little chair.
one dying, one new—
the pin-sized books and brittle baby glass.
But from the goliath grand piano’s thick foot
springs a pinkie-sized piano.
I will water this room with a pure smile
and raise things in my own way,
—Translated from the Georgian by Timothy Kercher and Nene Giorgadze