Rancho Lazy-L

Lanthanum.  The design of this long, long poem is like the letter "L" laid on its back. For 3/4ths of the way it pokes along, slow & repetitive, sleepy... & then finally it stands up!  Like lazy Hobo, or Lazarus in his grave - a lazy Rus.  Like a Mississippi river-barge, or Mandelstam's "Egyptian bark of the dead."  

Or Lanthanum is like a still gray clam, rather dull on the outside... which finally produces a pearl. You have to be patient & willing to listen as it goes along - a very quiet turtle (or turtle-dove) song.

The numerical design of this poem is rather intricate and symbolic - something like a wheel.  But I will leave that for others to figure out....

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