The depths

The Depths !… Oh ! the Depths !
I have sunk, and sunk… I have sunk !
deep in matter, so deep
that all forms had gone, died,
oh ! so deep, I have sunk…

Who ever had gone so deep,
deep, into the bottomless void
of Matter !

The bottom…
I have touched the bottom.
I have touched and drunk, and drunk, and drunk !
I have quaffed all ;
all filth, all blood, all spasms.
I have killed, I have sucked the living
into the foul, into the dead.
Oh ! I have sunk,
and sunk…

But you remained always, O my soul !…
an God knows more,
now !

(Painting: Dane Rudhyar “Third Pentagram”, 1926)