Thursday 26 September 2013

There would be no dance, and there is only the dance.

to K

movement #2

The inner freedom from the practical desire,
The release from action and suffering, release from the inner
And the outer compulsion, yet surrounded
By a grace of sense, a white light still and moving,
Erhebung without motion, concentration
WIthout elimination, both a new world
And the old made explicit, understood
In the completion of it's partial ecstasy,
The resolution of its partial horror.
Yet the enchainment of past and future
Woven in the weakness of the changing body,
Protects mankind from heaven and damnation
Which flesh cannot endure.
--T.S. Eliot