James Logan

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1. Childhood's End 8/29/2013

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Childhood's End

For Hardt
Before I knew the meaning of the word
I loved the crocus nonetheless,
and the azalea too,
as well as the tall, sticky pines
and a thousand other marvels of nature.
While I yet could distinguish between the soft round of the 'S'
and the hard angularity of the 'Z'
Even before I learned that one and one and one make three,
And even before I began to fathom that the words themselves
were merely signposts,
I had already learned to understand the thing-in-itself, the destination of the words
Things both seen and unseen:
the invisible things: ...

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