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Paradise Consists of Forty-Nine

Paradise Consists of Forty-Nine Poem By Jane Mead

Rotating Spheres
paradise gave me these legs
for spinning
weep and pray and be joyful
paradise gave me these legs
to weep and pray and be joyful
when I have fixed each corner
p l i é relevé spin
I start the silky spokes
p l i é relevé spin
paradise gave me these legs
to weep and pray
I am joyful
youthful youthful
paradise gave me these legs
so I spin
black nights
blue days
p l i é relevé spin
my web against the sky
a perfect circle shakes the stars
mine’s a pure imitation
sung from planets of memory
spun from threads of dreams
weep and pray and be joyful,
paradise gave me these legs,
that’s all I need to know,
paradise gave me these legs
for spinning
I have spun
forty-nine webs of silken threads
my window to the sky

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