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(f) fabulous ones

I By the time you read the word ‘pebble’ you’re already thinking ‘water’ thinking ‘skin’ thinking ‘one is not enough’. To collect something frees it from the need to be useful—gilded boats and eggplant robes, sugar dandies and scented locks— …

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(k) those drawn with a very fine camel’s-hair brush

I Names change but the concept stays the same, tracks you across the valley. Night rides in on a gust star-scatter like so much porcelain. Is an alibi a deleted scene or a red thread? Dust in the pigment matted …

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(m) those that have just broken the flower vase

I For some, the relation between the body and external objects is unclear, even when buds are underfoot. For others, it’s the symbolism of the vase they fail to grasp. For both kinds, the gap in understanding is an effective …

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(h) those that are included in this classification

I There are those which are alike in spite of appearance which share a secret affinity, an invisible harmony. But then there are those which are neither alike nor unalike that you place in separate boxes as the wind picks …

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(a) those that belong to the emperor

I There are those you expect him to own and those of which he is not yet aware those catalogued and counted and those he hasn’t thought to dream up those he tolerates on account of his daughter and those …

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