By John Ahsbery

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There's most likely a couple of manner of continuing yet after all you will have in basic terms the single means that's denied you, the leaves over that barrier won't ever flip the unhappy agate hue of the remaining yet basically burnish without end in a drab, furious explosion that could be a chant of compliment in your having remained at the back of to imagine instead of act. Meditation rains down on you to be sucked up in flip by way of the sunlight like steam, making all of it the tougher to grasp the place the branching out may still ensue. it's like impending a river at evening, doubtful of the path of the present. however the pulsating of it results in additional certainties simply because, bouncing off the vortexes to be joined, the cyclical strength succeeds in defining its unfavourable define. For the instant uncertainty is banished even as that becoming is brought nearly surreptitiously, lower than the guise of a call for participation to profit all approximately those a number of phenomena that are our being right here, due to the fact that an information of them is in spite of everything very important to our survival during this position of provocative yet baffling common occasions. What was once it we acknowledged to one another? We should have spoken to one another again and again, yet of those merely the hint of the phrases continues to be, and the expressions of your face and your physique as you spoke or listened. possibly they're an important in the end, like a writer's kind. yet now purely the sound of the reality because it is damaged off out of your mouth can kindle this apathetic valley that desires not anything higher than to lapse again into the surroundings of its uninteresting crops. It desires to encompass, simply because this manner you are going to settle for your self as being the following, in a spot, anywhere, content material to make the rounds you recognize so good, the philosopher's day-by-day stroll that the associates set their watches by means of. you'll then forget about the equivalent yet hostile forces back build up in you, even though now not ceaselessly due to the fact that their paths are usually not relatively parallel and needs to finally take part clash, a tormented sphere of cloud you hold in you're keen on a blind lantern. in the meanwhile you could cross on pretending that it really is adequate to hear these internal promptings, the voice of the soul, till that deadly day whilst the glance of the cherished flashes on you with its depth of fastened lightning. That day you are going to detect that simply having a soul was once now not adequate: you want to yield it up, vanish into the oblivion ready for you by means of your years of ready that each one your perform of stoicism used to be no longer sufficient to seal off. and also you understand ultimately the of weightlessness and every thing it implies: for the longer term, the current and so much of curious about the earlier into that you now slip helplessly, now not avoided through the grid of daily language, last in suspension in that greenish aquarium gentle that's your new point, pressured to re-enact an identical scene within the outdated park, with snow at the floor and the ready glance at the faces of the closest constructions, a ways away. All this within the pursuits of having on the fact. bit by bit you're the mascot of that point you've got your individual lifestyles too yet are circumscribed by means of the time's growing to be obstacle in order that your actions are lowered Or simplified, like a dog's.

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