Ideas Are Quite Content to Be a Patchwork

Music: Stabat Mater.
By Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
Sequenced by John H. McCloskey at Kunst der Fuge.

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Ideas are quite content to be a patchwork,
Decently avoiding confrontation,
Enjoying well the wealth of stimulation,
Open to some opening in the bulwark.
Less willing to live lightly is the will,
On unity depending for its sway,
Given to harangue to get its way,
Yearning for power to shape, or break, or kill.

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