Germs


  FORMS, qualities, lives, humanity, language, thoughts,
  The ones known, and the ones unknown--the ones on the stars,
  The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped,
  Wonders as of those countries--the soil, trees, cities, inhabitants,
  whatever they may be,
  Splendid suns, the moons and rings, the countless combinations and
  effects;
  Such-like, and as good as such-like, visible here or anywhere, stand
  provided for in a handful of space, which I extend my arm and
  half enclose with my hand;
  That contains the start of each and all--the virtue, the germs of
  all.

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