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the stars' studded brasslights beaming from the hidebound cover of night

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gradually
a student
forgets
first
mouthing
akward
syllables,
talking
tongues
of sacred
fire
lamplight
buzzing
hiss,

gradually
symbols come
to mean
music of
dionysian
crashing and
bray-ve bodies
agonizing
melody.

the world is your inheritance, poet--
no need to buy what you can only claim.
all of the music
of the world, the heart's own dullsteady
rythym,
the soaring souring flatulent airs of the soul,
and the humble-drumble
drowning applause,
the drip-drop
spattering,
sweat of your brow-sing
bray-vely.