Monday, January 12, 2015

The Cadences of Consequences

Like declensions of angels into the gulf of heaven,
like lightning bolts or like the rapidly repeated
falling blows of Chance, cadences fell upon
cadences and so (by chance), with clear and full
pronunciation, with unstoppable force, like a fiery,
passionate ejaculation, there gushed from the
lips of the Greeks the words: consequence and 

Andreas Embiricos, July 1960.

Translated by Maria Margaronis.