Mystery Sea

-“…For the beginning is assuredly the end — since we know nothing, pure and simple, beyond our own complexities. Yet there is no return : rolling up out of chaos, a nine months’ wonder, the city the man, an identity — it can’t be otherwise — an interpenetration, both ways. Rolling up! obverse, reverse ; the drunk the sober ; the illustrious the gross ; one. In ignorance a certain knowledge and knowledge, undispersed, its own undoing…” – William Carlos Williams, ‘Paterson’ (1946)