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Göran Sonnevi

As if nothing but the real-infinite were
That beyond our comprehension was
the white ocean storm, I read, formulated somewhat
differently, in a passage of Kant About this
I have always known Also about the dark
point in the storm About the great and the small
I have been at the extremes, not just in a dream The one
that burst what little reality I owned
That was a long time ago What do I have now?

— Göran Sonnevi, from Mozart’s Third Brain, transl. by Rika Lesser (Yale University Press, 2009)

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