15 May 2016


Oliver Sacks has died
And the brass columns
Hold still,
The pipes at each end threaded,
By caliber and density,
By mathematical qualities,
In the hand:
The beneficence of solidity;
Now do these brass lines bend, stretch, arc
Most curiously, pleasingly
A rulered solidity still.
How measure a quality
On the same scale merely
More interior?

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