Sam Sampson

Header Tank

           Headiness operates at multiple levels
height transforms the physical world

                                views contain a need, solutions also . . .

          instruction is not always instructive
not always a simple equation

                              gravity alone provides the force, flood-
                     gates trip fresh running water

an open source:
                                          deposits choke systems
                                clouds drip-feed lakes : reservoirs hold on

                     . . . from the opposite bank trails mix catchments
          rock-cut channels fan out over the hillside

                              trace a relative depth, above header tanks

                                         a big head generates
                    a small head . . . loquacious

          easier to build access across the base of the valley
to lift the deepest part          dug from both ends

           joined in the middle              one that fits the head of an object
                                     one that removes the head from an object

               a central connection

                                          dreams support angular frames
like a floor or roof beam attached to two long beams

                              a heady dive or fall . . . a ledge be-

          tween . . . the south wall has a small window
a wall covered with pin-pricks . . . focus

                     headlines report the presence of war

                              how much light enters
          the eyelid at the inlet side?

reactions evaluated on the basis of an established case history

         an aside           (of necessity please censor the appropriate sentence
                    remember, we are all perfectly capable of silence).

Author’s Note


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