Figure C2 DECANTER
Towards the west, a fair pavilion trace:
We enter through an arch of metal bright.
Though row on row of shelving fills the space,
The room withal is glittering and light,
For crystal vessels clear stand left and right,
Each with its epoch labelled with great care:
“ORDOVICIAN — CARBONATED — NIGHT”,
“PERMIAN — HIGH ALPINE — VERY RARE”,
The archives of the the sky, a library of air.