Canto

When she saw that she waited in vain,
that her hope was lost,
she took another of her cubs
and made him a young lion.

—Book of Ezekiel 19:5

(I read this verse out of context and it arrested me completely.  I've never read it before.  There's a kind of poetry here, in this out of context snippet, that suggests a fascinating story.)

All time exists. That is the truth beyond the legends the epopts tell. If the future did not exist now, how could we journey toward it? If the past does not exist still, how could we leave it behind us? In sleep the mind is encircled by its time, which is why we so often hear the voices of the dead there, and receive intelligence of things to come.

—Merryn,
The Claw of the Conciliator, Chapter XXXI,
Gene Wolfe

In Angel's Care (1931),
Paul Klee
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The North-West Angle of the Facade of St Mark’s, Venice,
by John Ruskin (1819–1900)

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Is acher ingaith innocht
fufuasan fairggae findfolt
ni agor reimm mora minn
dondlaechraid lainn ua
lothlind.

The wind is rough tonight
tossing the white combed ocean.
I need not dread fierce Vikings
crossing the Irish Sea.

St. Gall Priscian, margin gloss.

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Lord Nerevar Indoril, Hai Resdaynia!
Long forgotten, forged anew!
Three belied you, three betrayed you!
One you betrayed was three times true!

Lord Voryn Dagoth, Dagoth Ur
–steadfast liegeman, faithful friend–
bids you come and climb Red Mountain!

Beneath Red Mountain, once again,
break your bonds, shed cursed skin,
and purge the n'wah from Morrowind!

—The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

All is silence. The road is straight, without turning, in darkness. Now let there be an end to all things.

—Dreamer,
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

I want to become a spy like Joshua and Caleb. I've crossed the river and tangled with a few giants, but I want to go back and say to those who are hesitating: "Don't be afraid to cross over. The Promised Land is worth possessing, and we are not alone."

I want to be a spy for hope.

—Katherine Paterson

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