history of song

chance as the beginning of song
  there grew in the forest of the possible a word
  there grew in the forest of the palpable an act
  there grew in the forest of the facile fact

fact as the beginning of wrong
  the forest priested, the grief of word
  guiled, the hum of sunk roots unhummed & by chance
  there grew in the forest of the possible a word –

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