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  • As if the face were of a man

    Thin stars with elongated tails: 3s
    naturally imply a vertical axis—— a scaffolding
    of degrees,

    as in top mid low——
    the three will not commingle,
    skygrowth cannot upsurge a human.
    Stonedrift, outcrop, stalactite,
    snagstone. The cosmic triad tacks
    man squarely between sky and rock.

    This is me talking. Principles
    of controlled movement, dryness & moisture,
    appear to have answers——

    A stunning kit of ways to describe
    the predicament

    Should such a man (fond of
    study and fond of resolute
    characters) chance upon any,
    he will know the jade
    from the shingle at a single
    glance. How many words

    do I have for copy? breaks, losses,
    wormhole damage. There are five classics:
    changes, odes, history, rites
    and the comments on Spring & Autumn;
    and five elements: consumption, stability,
    growth, mutability and flexible
    incorruptibility; 3 may imply
    verticality, but 5 pins down
    a broad horizontal vellum field——

    the four quarters and the center——
    wrist, neck, shame, foot, foot,
    ankle, tooth. The five sacred
    peaks, all of an interchangeable
    basic function, on a single level.
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