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From Nothing
Daniel Tobin

Four Way Books



Contents

• THE MOST ANCIENT LIGHT IN THE MOST ANCIENT SKY
• (Fountain) “To figure from nothing, holiness in perihelion”
• (Origin) “A little sand, a little soda, a little lime once used”
• (Fiat) “In the Cathedral Saint-Michel the chancel window”
• (De Rerum) “A red flare broadcasts its annunciation over the Salient”
• (Parallax) “To have lived inside wrath:
Croix de Guerre: the continent”
• (Trajectory) “
I have know the dreadful dissolution, seen all
• (Scope) “So let there be Shakespeare.
I have had a most rare
• (vector) “In a life below decks in a great boat windowless”
• (Proscenium) “
We can compare space-time to an open conic cup
• (Observance) “Tall, strong, beautiful. With the shoulders of Hermes”
• (Shore) “Along the dune-sidled folds of the
plage, the waves”
• THE DEATH OF ONE GOD IS THE DEATH OF ALL
• (Melisma) “One note, another, in the parlor's angled light”
• (Calculus) “Now in earshot of you—the scale that shatters scales”
• (Chamber) “ Sunflower plumage, the pulsing body alive with song”
• (Aperture) “And so let the mind commit a thought experiment”
• (Tenebrae) “This shadowgraph performance of familiar life, shadow”
• (Sanctum) “Darkness on the face of the deep, darkness hidden”
• (Imago) “But to discern God's will in this will o' the wisp world”
• (Repertory) “ The processional enters with its deliberate masques”
• (Signature) “And the music of what happens? Hiss and battle strafe”
• (Veil) “When they christened me secretly Rapid Rupture”
• (Fractal) “And after the end the pat outbreak of rapture, the gone”
• OF MOTION THE EVER-BRIGHTENING ORIGIN
• (Stream) “Jubilant billowing from the choir loft, throngs in song”
• (Nexus) “To you even so comes the open door, to commune”
• (Contratemps) “All one, one would believe, and
Behind Every Door”
• (Agnus) “Mary had little lambda. His fleece was Jesus—Ha!”
• (Anthropic) “ This process of coming to life: autocatalysis of wave”
• (Cinema) “In the film that doesn't begin and never ends, a man”
• (Spiritus) “Stylus, number wheel, gear tooth, cog, a falling weight”
• Corpus “For all of it, how presumptuous, we thinking reeds”
• (Canto) “
Is it motion itself that makes the day? Or is it the time
• (Matins) “
Mon ami, mon frère, in the trenches nearly mon semblable
• (Cove) “Sometimes it's no different than the sound of the surf”

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