Music: The Art of the Fugue, Contrapunctus 7.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by David Grossman.

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Thirty-two is like a summer storm
Howling in the heat of windless days:
Impassioned in pursuit of promised treasure,
Raging through fields planted deep with pleasure,
The flood of life unleashed on well-worn ways.
Yet, of course, such tempests are the norm.

There is for now but little listless leisure,
When one is what one is, of passions shorn,
Open to one's own untroubled gaze.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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