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This poem is taken from PN Review 136, Volume 27 Number 2, November - December 2000.

A Tribute John Heath-Stubbs

Porphyry and Plotinus on Heaven's pavement;
Swedenborg's vision in the darkness of the mind;
Blake in the golden square of Jerusalem,
Terrible as the voice of a lamb,
Innocent as a tiger;
The simplicity of the stone, of the flower that unfurls its petals,

Its stamen and pistils numbered
By Hooker or by Linnaeus;
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