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Note to the Reader

Epigraphs

 

The Knossian Oracles

      Περὶ Ποιητικῆς . . .

            1   2   3

      Daedalus in Tartarus

            4   5   6

      L'Origine, Salomé I

            7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15

            16   17

      L'Origine, Salomé II

            18   19   20   21   22   23   24

      The Night Sea Crossing

            25   26   27   28   29   30

      The Garden of Venus

            31

      The Incantations of Isis and
      Osiris

            32   33   34   35   36

      Imago Dei

            40   41   42   43   44   45   46

      The Seven Dreams of Paris

            47   48   49   50   51   52

      The Axiom of Maria
      Prophetissa

            53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60

            61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68

            69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76

            77   78   79   80   81   82   83

 

And the Light Falls, Remir

      Mystery

      Arcanum

      Alchemy

      The Occult

      Love

      Art

      Grace

 

Notes

      Translations

      Table of Fragments

      An Incomplete Bibliography

 

 


 

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L'ORIGINE, SALOMÉ I

[Fragment 7] • “The Road to Parnassus”

Tell me something. . . .

[Fragment 8]

What do you see? / disseminate bodies

[Fragment 9]

What do you see? / soft, murmuring waters

[Fragment 10]

What do you see? / and, I consigned

[Fragment 11]

What do you see? / feral celebrants

[Fragment 12] • “Dance for Me; Come to the Garden and Dance”

(dance for me; come to the garden . . .

[Fragment 13]

Stay not your hands

[Fragment 14a-b] • “The Call”

Viscid bargains have been struck,

[Fragment 15A-C] • “L’Origin, Salomé”

(This is the way the world begins:

[Fragment 16Aa-b, B]

(Timid angels pace the lawn,

[Fragment 17]

nothing in the world as red as

L'ORIGINE, SALOMÉ II

[Fragment 18]

As dream-sought arms stretch and splay

[Fragment 19] • “And Sleep Broken”

And sleep broken (and restless besides) –

[Fragment 20A-G, Gb] • “At the Gate of the Labyrinth

1b But David tarried still at Jerusalem.

[Fragment 21a-b] • “How Beautiful the Moon, Illumined”

So it begins: with a breath . . .

[Fragment 22]

not just made of his rib . . .

[Fragment 23]

One night, I made a noise . . .

[Fragment 24]

In truth it was nine months . . .