Radiator Building (G. O'Keeffe 1927)

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    Radiator Building (G. O'Keeffe 1927)

    Straining for stars, the eye begins its climb
    Into the city sky beyond the light,
    This ember in a fire so sublime
    It makes a vulgar mockery of night.

    Around its plinth, the undulating throng
    Looks heavenward in search of its release
    Drawn to the shining spire, the silent song -
    Drawn by the spirit's ancient dream of peace.

    And when the eye has mastered its ascent,
    The soaring shaft will catapult the dream
    The shaft inspires ino the firmament
    Where wanton stars cavort beyond its gleam

    In galaxies more luminous by far
    Than all the fires our skylines kindle are.

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    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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