Morning and afternoon are clasped together
And North and South are an intrinsic couple
And sun and rain a plural, like two lovers
That walk away as one in the greenest body.
Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction
You were enmeshed in a great network which magically changed you into something vaster than yourselves. For you have need of the vastness that such words alone impart.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Wisdom of the Sands