How that word stretches to mean: little

hollow in a shaft of a column; part of
a perfect feather; a long & leafless

flower rising directly from root, also
called rhizome; what the poet

thought to call some reflected
impression of the individual quality

of a thing; our human echo of
a snipe flushed, then turned pet-name

for that bird; or in the aphetic, to flee into
or toward freedom. Less obscure: add

another element—land or moon or city or
street or any body of water—& point at

the object of one’s gaze, a prospect, some
view, pulling out to sea or that vista inland.





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