Not a blog about the science or practice of travel through books, but perhaps rather about science, practice and travel through books.

Kalokagathia

stars are bubbles of air

rising through an infinite

depth: we rise with them

through this dark, slow

motion snowfall in reverse

sleep through our ascent

bound at wrist and ankle

by the chains from silver

watches, anchors without

weight: even as we dream
– 

we hold our breath against

the moment when we crash

up through the surface

tension, as though through

a sheet of glass, into still
– 

another depth with other

stars, fragments of our

last collision in our wake

eyes shut tight, and every

mouth a photo of a scream
– 

From Christian Bök’s Crystallography

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