Saw the magnet grow electric… #Poetry

Saw the magnet grow electric
and the fixed points
become a field in rural Denmark
as the needle moved through various materials
all the while remaining parallel:
the usual: silver, zinc, lead, etc.
and then tried needles of glass
needles of shellac
with all the west above
while below, the east in winding spirals
traveling three years across Europe,
a good friend of Hans Christian Andersen
and of aluminum, whose name points
to its invisible lights
whose forces crossed and became
his galvanic opus, The Soul in Nature,
as well as various Italian newspapers — 
to eventually end up as a park in Copenhagen
dominated by green, a lake, and shade
in which a woman dressed in green sits reading to this day.

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