Music: Prelude #4 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2.
By J.S. Bach. Sequenced by Yo Tomita

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Thirty-nine finds the desert lovely,
Having little need and much desire.
In her there is a hunger for pure being
Reflected in the emptiness she's seeing,
The bare bones of an earth consumed by fire.
Years, like raindrops, leave the land still thirsty.

Nothingness becomes a source of beauty
In which one sees the end and the beginning,
Nemesis that does all life inspire,
Each spark of light that knows what's more enduring.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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