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Tuesday, November 25, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7.13am
sunset : 4.42pm
moonrise : 9.29am
moonset ; 6.22pm
moonphase: waxing crescent..1 day

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Evening

The sky puts on the darkening blue coat
held for it by a row of ancient trees;
you watch: and the lands grow distant in your sight,
one journeying to heaven, one that falls;

and leave you, not at home in either one,
not quite so still and dark as the darkened houses,
not calling to eternity with the passion of what becomes
a star each night, and rises;

and leave you (inexpressibly to unravel)
your life, with its immensity and fear,
so that, now bounded, now immeasurable,
it is alternately stone in you and star.

~Rainer Maria Rilke
Translated by Stephen Mitchell

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