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Sunday, 17 May 2009

Origin of the Speechless

Inconstant and strong
Unsettled and wandering
Impossible to control

Irresolute, fickle
Willful and restless
Wavering in purpose

Whimsical, capricious
A curious mimic
Never exhausted

A good deal of thoughtless
Swinging through the trees
Followed by

An even longer era of
Somewhat ruefully
Thinking It Over

Tropical Forest with Monkeys
(details): Henri Rousseau, 1910 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

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