10th april 2004
night music

I slept abed and in a dream beheld the deep, and rising from the deep Leviathan to air and rest among the billows; who closer coming fixed me with her great black Eye, and told me: I am You, and likewise You are Me; and in my mouth I carry You and aye, your Citie also wreath'd in smoaks and vapours; and all the sum of those who habit there.
Who are you then I asked, by what name do I know you? But she roll'd, and turn'd and vanish'd in the waves, and I awoke and found no thing: only the night running like a clock's works and the moon riding the clouds outside the casement.