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After Reading An Epic Fantasy

Rating: 4.1

Quite suddenly, full blown,
out of the chubby cheeks of an infant wind,
a leaf landed on a mud-puddle,
like a strange, crude vessel launched
on a fathomless cafe au lait sea.
It tacked eastward for seven ticks of time
then lost its course in a birthday candle blow.

Later, by the sun-shrunken mud-puddle
that had beached the curled brown leaf,

an ant swam a minuscule cove.
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Michael Gessner 12 May 2006

I want to re-involve myself in the texture of this; the playful cherub of time & the turn in sz 2, that (narrative) episode we see as onlookers only, and the last three lines are in the category of rare & valuable-so valuable they approach the sacred-disclosures.

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