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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Evo 3

The fluid lake that works below—bitumen, salt, and iron scum heaves up its boiling tide.

The laboring mount is torn with agonizing throes.
Dust particles from space provide an important source of the molecules that give rise to life.

The soil is full of small angular fragments of white quartz.

Tensions in the Earth’s crust break Rodinia apart along rift zones.
Dense, black water-laden clouds mask the sun; thunder claps and lightning flashes day and night.

Turtles cavort in their capes of green algae.

Nature is unambiguously a world of things that appear to be other things, or in some cases, of things that appear to be nothing at all.

It is almost dark when the men who have gone out hunting return.



1. David Mallet, The Excursion, Canto I.
2. Nigel Henbest, “Science: Organic molecules from space rained down on early Earth,
3. Thomas Belt, The Naturalist in Nicaragua, New York: E.P. Dutton.
4. Rick Guenther, “Peace River Geology,”,%20Archeology/17-01.htm
5. . J.E.N. Veron, A Reef in Time, Belknap Press of Harvard U. Press, Cambridge, 2008, p 85.
6. Ibn Sarah, “Pool with Turtles,” Poems of Arab Andalucia, Cola Franzen, tr. City Lights, San Francisco, 1989.
7. Nature, Representation, and Misrepresentation,
8. Eugene Andre, A Naturalist in the Guianas.

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