Tao Te – 39

from before the ancient of days
sky expansive and clear – whole
earth circular and firm – whole
spirit filling and full – whole
valley between and once mountain – whole
ten thousand things arriving and returning – whole
constructs of power and country – whole
virtue of wholeness present and passing

clarity stabilizes
firmness coheres
strength persists
fullness nourishes
growth recapitulates
leadership builds

humility roots nobility
low shoulders are scaffolds
orphans widows worthless teach wisdom
evidence of strength

success carries no leverage
a jade wind chime
an exploding volcano

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