and what were one without the other?
bitter be the despaired-of
hopes of a landlady trickled off the great stream
of hopes alone for a fortune a great fortune
a bitter fortune a better one
hoped-for and besought
at a kitten’s care a kith’s salute
marshal marshal ye forces wink ye
me and a nod for the pipe and
tabor the thick-skinned drum you pound and
pound on with a wedge-shaped stick so
and so and so again
pound and the shimmer of snares and
pound out the wire of reverberation hist
listen ye the nose-pipe’s whistle
nyang hun tzu forewhistle the tree over
with a lightning blast from the bolt I search thee
for thee about thee with thee
o thou of two minds