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Crevice Weeds Writings—«waifs of many a wreck»—motley and fragmentary writings—sketchy and faulty—failed, perhaps—unconfined—along the borders, upon the thresholds and into the chinks of literature, «as foam that the sea-winds fret»…

June 15 and 16, 1975

But when two mortals are one in heart, Not iron bolts keep them apart; The words in their union they use, Fragrance like orchids will diffuse. Ta Chuan, VIII.6 «I do not exist», the dream girl says, dim, dark & lovely. «Not yet. And what if you will not find me?» she smiles, slowly sipping an amber drink. «In one life or the other, perhaps, you will», it’s her hint in the dim soft lights. «I know you very well», she adds, with a lovely smile. «Time is nothing for us», she smiles again, even more lovely. «Your netherworld is a lovely place.» Too much smiling in the dim sparkling darkness out there....

The Reason Why: Another Cluster of Quotations

* Mich sollten billig gute Frauen, Verständge, desto lieber schauen, Wenn noch ein Weib mir freundlich lacht, Weil ich dies Werk zum Schluss gebracht. Geschah das einer Frau zu Ehren, Die soll mir süßen Dank gewähren. ** Enveiez i, si liert bel. Si il le receit bonement E joius seit del mandement, Seure seiez de s’amur not to make her understand nor to make it plain nor to see what would have shaken from her sieve but dreams and shapes to share with her and live *** Part of that life that feeds the world with love: Yea, heart in heart is molten, hers and his, Into the world's heart and the soul...

Happiness: An Image

Happiness: An Image
Happiness: An Image

Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Merlin and Nimue (1861) Victoria and Albert Museum (England) Copyright © 2000–2007 The Athenaeum. Once upon a time, the wise Merlin set forth happiness with words he had often said to his beloved Nimue: «To kiss longingly and lingeringly all your lips with my lips whilst you thrash and wave and moan, till you swoon rapturously in pure bliss»…

NOTE a «Montaggio parafrastico gudricense» (AVALON: Appunti d’invito alla lettura)

Questa sezione è composta di passi tratti da Goodrich e Seppilli. Citazioni. Goodrich, Tavola Rotonda, pp. 176, 189, 158, 192, 156. Goodrich, Ginevra, pp. 265, 262, 265, 262, 167. Omero, Odissea, IV, 220-226. Omero, Iliade, III, 156-158. Eschilo, Agammenone, 681-690, cit. in Seppilli, p. 425. Omero, Iliade, III, 156. Goodrich, Ginevra, pp. 177, 178. Goodrich, Tavola Rotonda, p. 149. Goodrich, Ginevra, pp. 258, 166, 259, 263, 167, 165, 183, 165, 27. Goodrich, Tavola Rotonda, p. 199. Goodrich, Ginevra, p. 184. Goodrich, Tavola Rotonda, p. 157. Goodrich, Ginevra, pp. 22, 256, 211, 245. Montaggio parafrastico...

Northern Crown Addendum

… beautiful pale fingers brushing the harp, writing and talking together, eyes towards the ocean around Penmarch remembering Drystan and Essylt, dreaming awake, sitting into the wind before the roaring waves at the Pointe du Raz, aware illusion, going into the dark passage of Gavrinis within wavy and concentric engravings on the stones, reading and walking together, looking towards the Isle of Man under circling and shrieking seamews from Stranraer, alway eyes of shared dreams, walking among the shades of the standing stones, widened time at a standstill, traveling down deep inside to arise anew...