sábado, 23 de abril de 2011

Sun Ra


"The Shadow of Tomorrow" (de "Angels and Demons At Play", Chicago 1955)

Today is the shadow of tomorrow

Today is the present future of yesterday
Yesterday is the shadow of today.

The darkness of the past is yesterday
And the light of the past is yesterday.

The days of yesterday are all numbered and summed in the word “once;”
Because “once upon a time there was a yesterday.”

Yesterday belongs to the dead,
Because the dead belongs to the past.

The past is yesterday.

Today is the preview of tomorrow, but for me, only from a better and happier point of view,
My point of view is the thought of a better, untried reality.
Yesterday is eternity, the eternity of yesterday is dead.
Yesterday is as one, the eternity of one is the eternity of the past.
The past is once upon a time, once upon a time is past, the past is yesterday.

The light of the past is the light which was,
The wisdom of the past is the light of the past;
The light of the future is the light which is to be,
The wisdom of the fiture is the light of the future.

Yesterday belongs to the dead, tomorrow belongs to the living.
The past is cerlified as the finished product, anything which is ended is finished.
That which is perfect is finished, the perfect man is no exception to the rule.
The perfect man of the past is made according to the rule of the past.

The rule of the past is the law of injustice and hypocrisy.
The revelation of the meaning of the law is revealed through the law itself.
The wisdom of the past is the light of the past
The light which is to be is the wisdom of the future
The light of the future casts the shadows of tomorrow.

2 comentarios:

Anónimo dijo...

me confundo o madlib, creo que como quasimoto, utiliza las primeras líneas en uno de sus temas?

Manel dijo...

No te confundes, no. Quasimoto ha ayudado a expandir la palabra de Ra.