“And she can no longer behold the huge partial form of the world    now

She is watching her country lose its evoked master shape    watching it lose
And gain    get back its houses and peoples    watching it bring up
Its local lights    single homes    lamps on barn roofs    if she fell
Into water she might live    like a diver    cleaving    perfect    plunge

Into another    heavy silver    unbreathable    slowing    saving

Element”  Falling, James L. Dickey (Poetry Foundation)

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