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Comments about Calm Waters
I closed my eyes
Into a hesitant darkness
And let my inner eye seek the vista
It had long hungered for!
I saw a flat, gray surface.
Lustrous with a silky sheen.
It looked like a huge slab
Of a delicate oriental confectionery,
Served up for all mankind to enjoy.
Then, its surface began to sparkle
In little dots that grew in luminance and number
Like a million stars
Lighting up the dawn sky in a desert.
Then, as if commanded by human mind
Which constantly looks for simplified geometry,
The sparkling points arranged themselves