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Wednesday, December 03, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7.21am
sunset : 4.39pm
moonset : 2.18am
moonrise : 2.10pm
moonphase: waxing gibbous..9 days

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Stars Wheel in Purple

Stars wheel in purple, yours is not so rare
as Hesperus, nor yet so great a star
as bright Aldeboran or Sirius,
nor yet the stained and brilliant one of War;

stars turn in purple, glorious to the sight;
yours is not gracious as the Pleiads are
nor as Orion's sapphires, luminous;

yet disenchanted, cold, imperious face,
when all the others blighted, reel and fall,
your star, steel-set, keeps lone and frigid tryst
to freighted ships, baffled in wind and blast.
~H.D.


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