Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rain And Time

Yard smells like a spice cupboard.
Where was rain when
Bruno burned
Between worlds?
A name, a year.
Rain with calm in it.
I can't douse the flame from here,
Change even to odd
In an infinite set
Or believe in half a god,
Yet, under rain, where all things
Are grown, I do
Without heteronomy.
Unknown won't burn;
It is free.

--Giordano Bruno [Infinite Worlds Theory], burnt by Spanish Inquisition, 1600--