The Curse of the Maladroit Penguin 14

(Scientists) discovered the (parasitic love) vine was actually penetrating the wall of the wasp's growing chamber...sucking out nutrients and leaving behind a mummified corpse.


And where was gunwhale, there was now vine-trunk,

and tenthril where cordage had been,

grape-leaves on the rowlocks,

Heavy vine on the oarshafts,

And, out of nothing, a breathing....

--Ezra Pound, Canto II


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