[Fragment 66, 66b]

A.E.M. Baumann

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      Περὶ Ποιητικῆς . . .

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      Daedalus in Tartarus

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      L'Origine, Salomé I

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            31

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I, within the little night

between the sleep earlier

and the sleep to come

(when to come),

between the rains earlier

and the storms to come,

at my labors, answering my own call,

seeking holy words

within the strict scribings or casual hands

of revealed and anagogic tomes,

scratching spells of enchantment

and hermetic invocations

upon fields of white.

And you nearby,

come from out the midnight ocean, fons et origo,

radiant, glistening;

risen to watch from folded blanket,

or cushion, or hassock,

or settee, or divan, or makeshift cathedra;

posed odalisque or contraposto,

or stretched to length, or slouched with limbs afall,

or in lotus with back straight and breasts in emphasis

(for the humor of it);

wrapped casually in sheets

or draped without regard or concern

for the falling cloth,

or sat naked and in abandon,

devoutly self-aware, obscenely dispensed,

watching, wanting to be seen,