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Bountiful life, letting anyone attend,
Making no distinctions between left and right,
Feeding everyone, refusing no one,
Has not provided this bounty to show how much it owns,
Had not fed and clad its guests with any thought of claim;
And because it lacks the twist
Of mind and body in what it has done,
The guile of head and hands,
It is not always respected by the guest.
Others appreciate welcome from the perfect host
Who, barely appearing to exist,
Exists most.

Henry Meyerding 2007-01-27