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After the taming, after the manger moment, the baby, the bowing down, the gifts, the gathering round for one last look - thereafter, when kings go home and shepherds tend again their flocks and stars resume their usual course - Oh then let creatures leave according to their kind: lion fierce and serpent fanged and boar a brute undaunted by that stable pause: the wild of world natural still, still a glory like a birth.

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