Tennis court oath

Start again
discarding what you know
let go of the repeated paths
and let new formulae begin
to order out of nothing, chaos,
out of chaos, order

New gravities will happen
and those delicious moments
when paradox is tumbril for the senses
will climb; and breaking air for water,
blood for wine,
soar into those spaces you have hawked
from town to town in hope of good

No longer will we be able to say
the wrong thing twice
or stutter in the face of indiscretion
love will keep on lifting us higher and higher

the motto for the terror is
begin begin begin

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