“By virtue of Creation, and still more incarnation, nothing here below is profane for those who know how to see.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
(Illuminations XXV: Marine)
Chariots of copper and silver –
Prows of silver and steel –
Ploughing the foam –
Rooting up stumps of the thorns.
The currents of the heath,
And the vast ruts of the ebb-tide,
Flow away in circles towards the east,
Towards the pillars of the forest,
Towards the posts of the jetty,
Whose angle is battered by whirlwinds of light.
Arthur Rimbaud - Published 1886 (translation A.S. Kline, 2008)