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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Cascadilla Falls



::today
sunrise : 5:44am
sunset : 8:30pm
day length : 14h 45m
moonrise : 6:22am
moonset : 10:31pm
moonphase : waxing crescent 1 day
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Cascadilla Falls

I went down by Cascadilla
Falls this
evening, the
stream below the falls,
and picked up a
handsized stone
kidney-shaed, testicular and

thought all its motions into it,
the 800 mph earth spin,
the 190-million-mile yearly
displacement around the sun,
the overriding
grand
haul

of the galaxy w/ the 30,000
mph of where
the sun's going:
thought all the interweaving
motions
into myself: dropped

the stone to dead rest:
the stream from other motions
broke
rushing over it:
shelterless,
I turned

to the sky and stood still:
oh
I do
not know where i am going
that I can live my life
by this single creek.


~A.R. Ammons



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