Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

A Bibliomantic Tale V…

The Silent Eye

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Borth-y-Gest from Portmeirion Beach

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 “We have Take-Off!”

Resignation

“One-Nine-One, or One-Nine-Two?”

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No 3 (Light)

‘Suddenly the world

Cracks, the phallos

Slams home, slams the ineluctable stroke.

And the universe splits, the touched-off tinder,

Fired by that blazing torch

Detonates all the tamped and pounded down empacted intensity.’

– William Everson

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“I think we were all surprised by that reading.”

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“We’ll save the dark reading for back at the Hotel.”

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No 2 (Dark)

‘How long they lie each never knows.

This prayer, their one worship. A worship

Learned in the years. For youth leans on them:

They are getters of children: known much and have suffered.

In the deeps of the soul have ached for each other,

Accepting suffering…

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And now in their night

They know the incarnational join: body to body

Twain in one flesh…

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Out in the night the River…

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Ascent

The Silent Eye

‘The prophet takes over where the mystic stops. The mystic is ascent; the prophet descent.’

– William Everson

The bibliomantic reading could not have been more appropriate. From the mines, we were heading for the heights to meet a Druid on the top of a mountain.
“I’m not sure I’m really up to climbing mountains….” Between the mountain that loomed above us, the sun and the heat, the word ‘convalescence’ seemed to be at a bit of a loss for something to connect with. I had heard the tale of the day-long wander around the mountain on a spiral path that had led to my companion’s original ‘discovery’ of the site.
“That must have been the wrong way. The book…” Ah, the book… the same one that had led us on so many wild goose chases with its maps drawn to some variable scale? “… the book says it is…

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