Thursday, March 03, 2011

We Sleep To Go There

In my age, as in my youth, night brings me many a deep remorse. I realize that from the cradle up I have been like the rest of the race - never quite sane in the night.

--Mark Twain

"It seemed to be a necessary ritual that he should prepare himself for sleep by meditating under the solemnity of the night sky ... a mysterious transaction between the infinity of the soul and the infinity of the universe."

--Victor Hugo

"Where to Run? I have thought such a thought
so late at night it seemed I could enter ...
go from one side of the brain to the other ...
I think differently on the far side of midnight ....

The messages come in as I doze off ... they are what pours,
what swallows, touches, freezes, and floods ...
and they are always clear ...
Where? If the universe is expanding,
what is it that is not expanding?
We sleep to go there."

--Conscious Dog
Marvin Big


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