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Sunday, December 21, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7:36am
sunset : 4.41pm
day length : 9h 5m
winter solstice 11:04 pm pst
moonrise : 5:39am
moonset : 3:05pm
moonphase: waning crescent 27 days
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Emerald
gold
copper and bronze
day by day she turns the ring
of her seasons
winding it
on the fingers
of her land
until
taking a breath of cold air
she disrobes
and then puts on
a gown of purest white
sprinkled with diamonds
in which to dream
of seasons
yet to come
until
taking a breath of warm sun
she awakens
with opalescent rainbows
day by day
she turns the ring
again
to emerald

~Harriet Kofalk



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