I let my head fall back in this angry season. There, tensions I had hoped would resolve, merely shift with the body's machinery. The act is clumsy, halting, and without grace or reason. What can I read in the smell of her, what message in the code of her breath? This mountain opens passages of light. The lines on squeezed lids cage the bursting balls. All efforts, dying here, coalesce in the blockage of ear and throat, to an a-coporal lucence, a patterning released from pleasure, the retained shadow of pure idea.
-Samuel R. Delany Dhalgren, p. 250
Friday, March 26, 2010
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