Sanskrit

Sandscript

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Parallel ripples in the sand
contain shells,
notes in the sea's music scales

 

An arcane Sanskrit
is the sandscript.
Holding the conch to the ear
humming Om one hears.

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Footnote: William Jones, occupying

judge during the British occupation of India

said "Sanskrit is more perfect than Latin

more copious than Greek and more exquisitely

refined than either."  It has 8 conjugations and

8 declensions. It is the only language whose

characters as written match the pattern of

the syllables' sound vibration. Each syllable

of Sanskrit is said to be linked to a different star.

saiom shriver

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