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Amethyst asters on brown banks of peat,
Aloes with leaves thick and fleshy as meat.
Beryl-eyed lions and gray monkeys who so
Resembled the creatures of Le Douanier Rousseau.
Succulents' paddles and dew-heavy fronds,
Tourmaline fish swam through indigo ponds,
Ivies that twined with a grip near prehensile...
All sprang alive from the tip of Cliff's pencil.

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