Across the willow-lake a temple shines, Pale, through the lotus-girdled isle of pines, And twilight listens to the drip of oars -- The coming of dark boats with scented stores Of orange seed; the mist leans from the hill, While palm leaves sway 'twixt wind and water chill, And waves of smoke like phantoms rise and fade Into
a trembling tangle of green jade.
THESE girls certainly didn't Fade into
the background yesterday at the screening of their new TV show.
It is in the nature of the medium to announce that something that once existed was destined to fade into
nothingness--and that becomes more patent the more it distances itself from any artistic pretension.
Thus, when gravitational contraction comes to a halt, a dwarf is doomed to slowly cool and fade into
Circling with lighted candles and chanting "fire, fire, burn," the dancers eventually fade into
the background rather than exit the stage, contributing to the illusion that the ceremony will, indeed, continue for another week.