I began by drafting loops and circles

To create the basic form of the mandala

Which becomes more complex in mechanical terms

Allowing for a more sophisticated language to appear

Which illustrated the light and dark

As defined by the strange attractor of alchemy

Whose function is to cogitate

Within the confines of understanding

Until the meaning clarifies

And the technical detail becomes superfluous

Until it is captured in the eternal form

Of the icosahedron

Performing the rituals of long standing

Gracious understanding