by John Thorpe
take this very thin stick.
Lay it on this table.
So. the end sticks over the edge.
Now. the sun, you see,
casts the stick's shadow, precisely,
on a book upon our lap.
We see exactly, this thin shadow
scribe a line, intended,
exactly along the length of a sentence on this book.
Now wait, and finely, we observe,
in silence as, within a moment,
this, precise, thin, shadow,
(precisely as, in a moment,)
leaves, in exact measure, this length of words.
To show, precisely,
that is to say, exactly, movement.
Thus, the givens:
1. sun, silent;
2. waiting, quiet,
3. shadow, still,
4. the words: 'the mind of man, and, into the meaning of love.'
5. the book: The Man Without Qualities.
for measure, strictly, speaking,
it is, the earth, precisely, moving.
Thus, we can conclude:
So to prove:
beyond a shadow of a
sun seeing silence
move; exactly as it was
in the beginning
was the word, and the word
along the shadow line,