(from The Light of the World)
"You know, the wisdom that is now conventional claims that light creates shadows. But the facts are otherwise. Darkness came first and is infinitely older and more enduring than light. Light borrows a little space; then it dies or it moves on, and the dark exists again as if it had never been disturbed." --The Etched City
The Soft Intelligence. (via Metafilter)
Klingon Tao Te Ching.
tr Petrarca CXC
Methinks i saw upon the level green
an alabaster hind with horns of gold,
between two rivers shaded by spreading laurels
with the sun rising in a bitter season.
Such sweet transcendence the sight bestowed
that i abandoned every plan, to chase her
like a miser steeped in avarice
who numbs his human loss with ceaseless counting.
Around her neck Noli me tangere
in topaz & in diamond, plainly read;
It is my Kaiser's will that I roam free.
Already noon was near its culmination.
These eyes wearied of looking, not from sating,
when i slipped at the water's edge & she eloigned.