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The Man Who X-Rayed An Orange

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Viewed from the top, he said, it was like a wheel,
the paper-thin spokes raying out from the hub
to the half-transparent circumference of rind,
with small dark ellipses suspended between.
He could see the wood of the table-top through it.
Then he knelt, and with his eye at orange-level
saw it as the globe, its pithy core
upright from pole to flattened pole. Next,
its levitation: sustained (or so he told us)
by a week's diet of nothing but rice-water

he had developed powers, drawing upon which
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Kevin Patrick 08 December 2018

Science can measure and reduce every object and material to a subatomic level, explain the workings of the physical but it can not explain the mystery of its beauty.

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Kim Barney 11 January 2016

Fascinating poem. Very creative. Thank you for sharing.

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