Amanda Nedham

The Sponge, the Cross, the Cloth, the Hairs (2014)

…after embalming a dead warrior, stretched him out in his canoe, and so left him to be floated away to the starry archipelagoes; for not only do they believe that the stars are isles, but that far beyond all visible horizons, their own mild, uncontinented seas, interflow with the blue heavens; and so form the white breakers of the milky way.
Moby Dick, Herman Melville