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  • Andrew Smith
    We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the
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      We shall not cease from exploration
      And the end of all our exploring
      Will be to arrive where we started
      And know the place for the first time.
      Through the unknown, unremembered gate
      When the last of earth left to discover
      Is that which was the beginning;
      At the source of the longest river
      The voice of the hidden waterfall
      And the children in the apple-tree
      Not known, because not looked for
      But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
      Between two waves of the sea.
      Quick now, here, now, always-
      A condition of complete simplicity
      (Costing not less than everything)
      And all shall be well and
      All manner of thing shall be well
      When the tongues of flame are in-folded
      Into the crowned knot of fire
      And the fire and the rose (eros) are one.

      T.S. Eliot (annotated by myself)

      Andrew W. Smith, MSgt, USA/USAF (Ret.)
      "Keep on rockin' in the free world!"

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