Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Origins of Wednesday xlvii: Close, apart

      Nietzsche said the poem is a dance
      In chains. Molecular life enchained by chance?
      The bonds of atoms formulas distill
      Are strains that resonate, the elements
      Held both far together and close apart.

I cannot turn to the work of this suspiciously academic figure without trust, possibly because of a sense I've done nothing to conceal for years, that by the provocations of inquiry, I have never felt less than embraced.
The less I know, the more I am unchained; so that to wonder, is to be far and close at once.

J.D. McClatchy
The Rest of the Way
  iii [fragment]
Alfred A. Knopf, 1992©
op. cit.

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