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A Wild Mother…

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Mother-Wild has not only the experience

of her forebears and the accepted rules

of the clan to guide her,

she seeks to learn also from

ants, bees, spiders and badgers.

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She studies the family life of the birds.

To her and her child the birds are real people,

who live close to the mysterium.

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The murmuring trees breathe its presence.

The falling waters chant its praise.

– Ohiyesa

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Dereliction of Duty…

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…It was a day of surprises.

For the matter beneath his feet to commence shaking was a surprise because it had shown no prior predilection so to do and hence had come to be regarded as stable.

Given the ‘most stable’s’ new propensity, somewhat less of a surprise but still, unthinkable, his previously stable walls also began to shake.

The third surprise came hot on the heels of the other two.

As the usually reliable roof-tiles cascaded around his head, he realised that a shock-wave could be seen with the naked eye.

It was the last thing he saw.

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Hor-i-zone…

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Another milestone of time.

There is no youthful compassion

to commiserate with me.

There is no “Surprise!” party.

Just a cold, cold dawn…

and the inevitable tide

washing away a little bit more

of that ragged edifice.

At the start of this, our longest day.

We are on the way…

to greet a Saint.

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Obelisk: Alchemical Gold…

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As soon as one posits one-self

‘Natura Superior’…

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One is

immediately confronted with earth as dirt,

and the need to flee this filthy spectre

becomes paramount…

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Yet it may be that

the outer ring of stars in space

is nothing more than a reflected inner.

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Roses, after all, thrive on dung.