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Thursday, December 04, 2003


::today
sunrise : 7.22am
sunset : 4.39pm
moonset : 3.19am
moonrise : 2.30pm
moonphase: waxing gibbous..10 days

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December Night

The cold slope is standing in darkness
But the south of the trees is dry to the touch

The heavy limbs climb into the moonlight bearing feathers
I came to watch these
White plants older at night
The oldest
Come first to the ruins

And I hear magpies kept awake by the moon
The water flows through its
Own fingers without end

Tonight once more
I find a single prayer and it is not for men

~W.S. Merwin


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