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Identity

1) An individual spider web
identifies a species:

an order of instinct prevails
     through all accidents of circumstance,
          though possibility is
high along the peripheries of
spider
                    webs:
                    you can go all
               around the fringing attachments

               and find
disorder ripe,
entropy rich, high levels of random,
          numerous occasions of accident:

2) the possible settings
of a web are infinite:

          how does
the spider keep
               identity
          while creating the web
          in a particular place?

          how and to what extent
               and by what modes of chemistry
               and control?

it is
wonderful
          how things work: I will tell you
                    about it
                    because

it is interesting
and because whatever is
moves in weeds
          and stars and spider webs
and known
                    is loved:
               in that love,
               each of us knowing it,
               I love you,

for it moves within and beyond us,
               sizzles in
to winter grasses, darts and hangs with bumblebees
by summer windowsills:

               I will show you
the underlying that takes no image to itself,
          cannot be shown or said,
but weaves in and out of moons and bladderweeds,
               is all and
          beyond destruction
          because created fully in no
particular form:

                    if the web were perfectly pre-set,
                    the spider could
               never find
               a perfect place to set it in: and

               if the web were
perfectly adaptable,
if freedom and possibility were without limit,
                    the web would
lose its special identity:

     the row-strung garden web
keeps order at the center
where space is freest (intersecting that the freest
               “medium” should
               accept the firmest order)

and that
order
                    diminishes toward the
periphery
          allowing at the points of contact
               entropy equal to entropy.

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