Cheryl J. Fish: Supine Dome

      (Bucky Fuller at Black Mountain College)

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The students measured strips and
Computed tensile strength of each piece
They coded and made marks, within reach
On a rainy day, Fuller and his students
Gathered in the grass
to build a geodesic dome
Elaine de Kooning was in that class

It did not rise, was no soufflé
It was too delicate too terse
Too much process and not enough verse

Failure is part of invention
Invention comes from years of tension
On a rainy day, it neared completion
magic heeds infinite consummate attention.



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Not Enough Night
Not Enough Night
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