In the age before Ages;
The dawn before Dawns;
Where night was brighter than blackest dark;
A future, becoming, before the present.
Where time or space,
were space and time;
When the act of is,
was not a thing that is.
But that which now is,
and yet may be;
and then did live.
Rising there and here,
venturing beyond and below;
Eternal he was—immortal in death;
And everywhere is was, and yet may be.
A ghostly haunt—free lived we;
Un-dead—a mere specter,
Nay say thee!
That which hungers, phantasmically.
The is un-covered,
She was the shadow,
a ghost un-bound.
This present-past future beyond our view,
until the last dusk heralds re-newed,
a rebirth of Men thus un-afraid;
Then forever shall Man remain enslaved.