Monday, February 14, 2011

literaki

"After a battle lasting many ages,
The Devil won,
And said to God
(who had been his Maker):


Lord,
We are about to witness the unmaking of Creation
By my hand.
I would not wish you
to think me cruel,
So I beg you, take three things
From this world before I destroy it.
Three things, and then the rest will be
wiped away.'

God thought for a little time.
And at last He said:
No, there is nothing.'
The Devil was surprised.
Not even you, Lord?' he said.
And God said:
No. Not even me."

— Clive Barker (Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War)