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The Fern in the Sun

The fern in the sun

Is the cryptogam.

Frond and fibre rise

From humus and haulm,

The leaf and the loam

Work their synthesis.

The fern in the shade

Is the spire of God,

Esoteric, immune.

And from this I discern

The essence locked in the bloom,

The world in the word.

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