On Making Beautiful Things

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‘We make beautiful things’
he thinks,
thinking about it means
to be a musical maker.

‘The point is not to think
but to arrest thinking’
as he fiddles
with a sound on a string.

‘Beauty is ever-open
to reconfiguration’
the idea accompanying
a plucked note.

‘Beauty thrives on analogies’
while listening to the pattern,
connecting the connections:

‘taste is beauty
shape and form are beauty
music’s time is beauty
sensation and its description are beauty.’

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