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  • What manner of man wraps wire,

    Barbed and shiny,

    Around moss and stone.

    A challenge to whom or what?
  • Not to the bees,

    Flying within and without,

    Feeding on foxglove and bramble

    Returning, laden with sweetness,

    To feed the kami

    Who resides within these hokura.
  • A Devon Buddha,

    Who smiles, I am sure,

    Not only at the wire

    And the "Private" sign

    But also at the moss and stone


    That his spirit flies with the bees

    To foxglove and bramble

    Over and beyond

    To my soul.
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