‘She has heard the death-cry of the hare… She has looked through the bloody spy-hole. What will she do now?
Can she forgive the death-cry, inaudible to man, of the unborn?’
The fish-eye terror: death is bundling him up, like a mother swaddling a child. Agamemnon
‘The whole army saw them kill the pregnant hare.’
They saw the black bird and the white bird that had brought them promise of victory rip the hare’s womb and drag from it the living unborn tenants. Artemis.
‘I am the man to tell this tale. Old age takes away everything except for a few words the gods have tested, for the eye that opens towards the grave sees the core of things and is prophetic.’