Tuesday, December 21, 2010

THE FOURTH - 1973

in the midst of nature
one remains unobserved
the hidden
               the text
the dissolution
a falling away
before his very eyes

the poet

the master of veils
guards at the same time
the ultimate meaning
of his work

he gives battle
foils every key
the dragon rendered
writhing

the pure approach
the fourfold
in their gaze
they enter

never return

inward the eye
Eternity in view
outward
mirage

less than dream

going on a ways
approaching water
objects now only
reflections

stepping beyond

ground non-existent

extinction complete

nameless formless
reached

the god in wood
shedding light
the extent
the meadow

the adjacent
hill country
the manifestation
three lakes

three planes
springing from
mirrored in
the single eye

This edition consists of 250 copies designed by Cid Corman and printed by Genichido, Kyoto, Japan for The Elizabeth Press.

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