ace of wandsfor the glory of finding

fire in its inception
whirlwinds uptore

spring lightnings in every direction
kettles only danced these mazes
manifesting in Matter ingenious fabric

complimentary excess, interdicted treasure
blind forces under the demiourgos
no lock or bar could shut out
objects considered in their capacity

every man and every woman
possesses its own private
shops, suburbs, ruins
inglorious somewhere

the establishment of such an oracle
the ghost of a fish-wife
a standing army

babe and a suckling
staggered and perplexed

elemental Forces are Blind Forces and no more


Source texts:
Crowley, Aleister. The Book of Thoth. Weiser Books, 1974.
Lamb, Charles. “Witches, and Other Night Fears” in The Essays of Elia. Collins’ Clear-Type Press, illustrated pocket edition, undated.