Saturday, September 02, 2006
New Beginning 100!!
After hearing his name announced, Dedalus arose, walked to the podium and spoke:
"The Tong, or secret society, will be nothing without the actions that it will carry out, but before the actions come the intentions. The link between the intentions and actions is the text, the legend, and the cause it represents. The text draws out the actions from the sea of potentiality to actuality. These poems will be meaningless without the actions they invoke, and will therefore achieve either the highest goal of poetry, or else nothing at all. The City of Willows is not merely an imaginary city, but an imaginal city; a dream space, which will be manifested more and more clearly until, finally, the Ming is restored. And yet, The City of Willows is also a poem. The legend of our Tong is nothing but a text, true, but it will call a world into being, even if only for a few moments in which our desires are not only articulated, but also satisfied."
Dedalus paused, examined the crowd for a moment, and then continued:
“We must sing the songs of the Tong. We must harness the energy of the Ting because the swords of the Ting in service of the Ming can only oppose the knives of the Tong.”
He paused again, and took a sip of his Tang.
Posted by Evil Editor at 9:00 AM