“In which the patagrapher regains his rights”

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© Denise Startin

” In the heart of the night shines the anti-glimmer – the powerful sea of all waves – of all life the sea is strong – the shadow gleams the night eats fear – the well of truth has no way out – the sea gleams with no glimmer – under the night upon the night oh clang – oh clang declang degong and boom – and clamour oh word

here we are total

inscribed in the fearless heart of the night of the flesh – and in the veins and in the nerves – of all the beasts our mothers our sisters – in the forests of our thoughts – inscribed but in living fire – eternal instantaneous – fire you tell yourself – fire you tell me – all is said but eternally

speak!”

René Daumal, Pataphysical Essays, Trans. Thomas Vosteen (Cambridge, Massachusetts, Wakefield Press, 2012), p.58-59