"For the most dissonant night charms us, even after death.
This after all, may be happiness: tuba notes awash on
the great flood, ruptures of xylophone, violins, limpets,
grace-notes, the musical instrument called serpent,
viola da gambas, Aeolian harps, clvicles, pinball ma-
chines, electric drills, que said-je encore!
John Ashbery "The Skaters"