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Building materials and practices, that do not rely on the presumed advantages, of cheap energy
I saw a Chinese man in Rome. To him all the buildings
Of former and present times seamed to be tiresome and heavy.
Oh he sighs, poor people! I hope they will understand,
How in some future time fine wooden columns will carry
the roof’s tent.
And that the educated eye’s sensitive sense will be delighted
Only by slats, felts, and golden ornaments.
Look, at that moment, I thought too see mentally one of these
Who compares his aerial web with solid nature’s eternal
Who calls the pure healthy one sick
In order that he himself, the sick one , will be called healthy.
Build in Rhythm