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First Line: Incognitos of masquerading moons
Last Line: Festoons of fishes weave insanity.
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Ignorance; Sea; Anglers; Dullness; Stupdity; Ocean


INCOGNITOS of masquerading moons
Refute the theories philosophers
Propound who blow their cheeks to fill balloons
And call their windy whims interpreters.
The swimming islands of the naked sun
Confound a telescope to ignorance
By dancing like oases on the run
Or delicate mirages in a trance.
The torrents of the sky reduce the earth,
A brittle stone, to powdered liquid sand;
Amuse themselves with slanting silver mirth
If hermits claim they've found the hidden hand.
Among the coral crypts that hold the sea
Festoons of fishes weave insanity.




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