Thirty-Nine

Music: Viderunt omnes fines Terrae.
By Milolaj Zielenski.
Sequenced by Boguslaw Krawczyk at Kunst der Fuge.

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Thirty-nine is full of hope and promise,
Having crossed the deserts of his youth.
In knowledge and experience is gold,
Realities too subtle to be told,
Though telling them must substitute for truth.
Years bring wisdom wrapped in words, though wordless.

Nor does the boy look homeward now with ruth.
In what he is, is what he was, the old
Nemeses now fast within the fold,
Embraced as he moves forward, changing, changeless.

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