Thou knowest not how came ye, hence callest thyself unbegotten; certainly knowest not thy beginning, hence callest thyself unbegun
. I know that of me, which thou knowest not of thyself, oh, thou omnipotent.
Addressing the forces of individuation in "Phantasia ...," she writes: "When you have buried us told your story/ ours does not end we stream / into the unfinished the unbegun
/ the possible." Then, recasting the nature of the dangers as well as the meaning of the terms life and death, she concludes the poem:
Evans examines the links between the writing and the writer, including the relationship between the work unbegun
and the work finished, striving for achievement at the expense of the work, new methods and styles in academic writing that could be conducive to blocks, and ways to anticipate a block and move around it rather than through it.
Then the attack goes further: the Father's puzzle surely "is greater": "Thou knowest not how came ye, hence callest thyself unbegotten; certainly knowest not thy beginning, hence callest thyself unbegun
." (id.) From the miracle of his second birth literally through fire (by thunder) off Cape Horn (be it reminded that this location is surely specially chosen by Melville to strengthen the allusion of Ahab's being struck by lightning there: Cape Horn is the tip of Tierra del Fuego, the Land of Fire), Ahab proceeds to cast doubts on God's genesis--who made God the Father?
Peter Jacoby conducts Professor Peter Schickele's "Unbegun
" Symphony for the fourth work on the program.
In the unfinished drama Torrismond, the eponymous hero addresses his father: "'Tear all my life out of the universe,/Take my youth, unwrap me of my years,/And hunt me up the dark and broken past/Into my mother's womb: there unbeget me;/For 'till I'm in thy veins and unbegun
,/Or to the food returned which makes the blood/That did make me, no possible lie can ever/Unroot my feet of thee'" (I, iv, 185-192).
UNNBIGUNNENN (6) At the main entry unbegun
, an adjective meaning without beginning, the OED has this peculiar specimen, an obsolete form dating from the 13th century.
Whether to mollify or to heckle Christians (or both), Melville dissociates the Christian deity from Ahab's God, the "unsuffusing thing beyond." In a tutorial prayer to the Godhead, symbolized by three lightning-lit masts, Ahab says: "Thou knowest not how came ye, hence callest thyself unbegotten; certainly knowest not thy beginning, hence callest thyself unbegun
. I know that of me, which thou knowest not of thyself.
His learning, acquired for ambitious literary projects that remained not only uncompleted but often unbegun
, diffused itself in unrecorded conversations.
Millennium Time is a matter of linear measure But infinitely more than that Time must be measured in heartbeats Spasms of pain and shouts of joy Those you have known, cherished and loved Or tried not to know and held in disdain The measure of time comes to clarity When the depth of living is focus God has no yesterdays or tomorrows God's time is unbegun
, yet endless Concern yourself not at all With what may or may not be Consider simply this moment God's presence in your heart Past and future matter not The moment at hand holds eternity
Far from finding her father's structurelessness potentially liberatory, the things that appeal to him--the house, modern paintings--strike her as "unfinished; in fact unbegun
." In contrast to her father, she seeks a structure to impose on the world, going so far as to find a structure to make motion motionless (also Sebastian's obsession).
Burke is a writer a high percentage of Sayers' characters are artists, screenwriters and kindred creators) working on unbegun
masterpieces as he downs great quantities of booze and drugs.