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Tuesday, December 09, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7:27am
sunset : 4.38pm
moonset : 8:28am
moonrise : 5:09pm
moonphase: waning gibbous 15 days

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There is a Lake

There is a lake so tiny
that a mustard seed would cover it
easily , yet everyone drinks from this lake.

Deer , jackals , rhinocerouses , and sea elephants
keep falling into it , falling and dissolving
almost before they have time to be born.


~Lalla
translated by Coleman Barks


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