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***[To be a landscape, to be a majestic landscape]

TO BE A LANDSCAPE, TO BE A MAJESTIC LANDSCAPE
on the drumlin topped with firs that froth with cones;
a snow-white landscape, with veins like the wind's footsteps,
to be a landscape, a noble landscape crossed
by a river that carries a cluster of children on its ice,
circusing, spinning,
but also falls, green, over a driftpile,
like water-cloth skirts, water-scarves;
to be a landscape on which an old wool mill
quietly turns its axletree, itself silently

staggering world without end;
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