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Saturday, August 21, 2004

August



::today
sunrise : 6:35am
sunset : 8:01pm
day length : 13h 35m
moonrise: 12:21 pm
moonset : 10:52 pm
moonphase: waxing gibbous 5 days
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August

When my eyes are weeds,
And my lips are petals, spinning
Down the wind that has beginning
Where the crumpled beeches start
In a fringe of salty reeds;
When my arms are elder-bushes,
And the rangy lilac pushes
Upward, upward through my heart;

Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky;
Nevermore shall I be cursed
By a flushed and amorous slattern,
With her dusty laces' pattern
Trailing, as she straggles by.

~Dorothy Parker



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