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This poem is taken from PN Review 206, Volume 38 Number 6, July - August 2012.

Three Poems James Womack
Next Weeke, my Sermon is of the Cucumber


When that the lord god made this kinde world, that we live upon,
he made, on the Thirde Day, all the trees and grasses
that bear fruit and seede: this we see of the booke of Genesii
i, 11-13
, where it is written: that this was the LORD GOD's
action on the Thirde Day.

And also we see that, in the booke of Genesii i, 20-23 - this is
the day, we are tolde, that the LORD GOD god made great whales,
and all the beastes of the aire - that such was the LORD GOD's work on the Fifthe Day.

It seemeth to us thereby evident, that the Colly-flower hath
served as the Pattern, or Shape, for the Braines of all such
animals - taken from the Spermacetii even to Man himselfe,
and all Mankinde - that hath such Braines with which to
thinke, or move themselves.

And so it appeareth us clear, that the Colly-flower - beeing
to us the pattern upon which the Master Maker hath
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