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Eric Hoffman





from Emerson In America


The noise of the bee
& the light in the pines,
Butterflies & spiders,
The tints & forms
Of the leaves & trees –
Seeds & capsules,
Asters & polygalas,
& overhead the eternal sky.

Beauty is right action,
Nature a seedbox of vision –
Events unspool
As the arc of the wheel’s curve
Arrives full circle,
No closer to completion
Than the infinite.



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