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, written by Jeremy. Read the commentary.

for just a moment
I held the universe at bay

by the simple expedient
of sitting on my haunches before a fox den
and tumbling about with a chicken bone.

it is the gravest, most meaningful act I shall ever accomplish,
as Thoreau once remarked
of some peculiar errand of his own,

there is no use reporting it to the Royal Society

Loren Eiseley, translated by Dave Pollard

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