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9 Dad and Auntie Jack talk

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92 off road

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Two Poems Written in Scotch Drizzle

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2 Black Hole

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that which fly beyond Experience, become an aerie Explanation: who made the Laws of God from looking on a Waterfall,

Penance from a Grape, and all that made us Love out of a Flea.

They cast their manuscripts upon a lake somewhere in Leicestershire; in Beijing they ascend unburned in lanterns lit with candles and the moon.

This be no more Witness, Picture, Posture,

Study, Rage or Sweet Expression: which are now o’erpassed, all-become in Imagery an Infinite Contraction of Mass.

And suck the earth up in their scribbling;

Infinitely Dense, and Infinitely Grave.

And one by one they die, agape with dust, and think the limbeck candle is the moon: this be no Soul or Brain or Word, no more, but Space and Light and Time.

And dustered all distill’d away in boxes, their elegance of mind outmanning them; the Dear Light gathered in, the Dear Light gathered away.

And we hover, poets all, upon the Singularity, thinking with the speed of light, teetering on majesty, at the brow of our endless end: unwritten, unwriting, unwanted, unwanting, thoughtless, and in black.

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59 Nana comes Christmas shopping

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