Giant wheel, the unpronounceable name at its face,
and here is a version of law: mercury, sulfur, water,
salt. Let there be life. Two serpents surround it.
One descends, another rises. Welcome, souls,
a watching sphinx greets. Now the four corners:
angel, eagle, lion, bull. Look, they are leaving.
It’s turning now, and now come the signs, and
now wonder, the magic behind you.
Now darkness. Know this
watching wait, the terror
a praise song, too.