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"THE WHITE CITY
I will not toy with it nor bend an inch.
Deep in the secret chambers of my heart
I muse my life-long hate, and without flinch
I bear it nobly as I live my part.
My being would be a skeleton, a shell,
If this dark Passion that fills my every mood,
And makes my heaven in the white world's hell,
Did not forever feed me vital blood.
I see the mighty city through a mist--
The strident trains that speed the goaded mass,
The poles and spires and towers vapor-kissed,
The fortressed port through which the great ships pass,
The tides, the wharves, the dens I contemplate,
Are sweet like wanton loves because I hate."
--Claud* McKay, Harl*m Shadows (1922)
"The reality of the otherworld was not in question. The Celts were so certain of it that they would even lend money to be repaid in the next world." --A*d**n Cr*min, Th* C*lts (1996)