How Space Fills

Rhizomatic, space-filling poetry from Bataille:

[…]the earth first opens to life the primary space of the waters and the surface of the ground. But life quickly takes possession of the air. To start with, it was important to enlarge the surface of the green substance of plants, which absorbs the radiant energy of light. The superposition of leaves in the air extends the volume of this substance considerably: In particular the structure of trees develops this possibility well beyond the level of the grasses. For their part the winged insects and the birds, in the wake of the pollens, invade the air.

Is that what we’re waiting for, liberation from our planar representations? That which follows in the wake of the pollens, and invades the air?

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