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Sunday, September 12, 2004

The Garden (for Adam Purple)



::today
sunrise : 6:48am
sunset : 7:24pm
day length : 12h 35m
moonrise: 4:25 am
moonset : 7:04 pm
moonphase: Waning crescent 27 days
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The Garden (for Adam Purple)

If all our eyes had the clarity of apples
In a world as altered
As if by the wood betony
And all kinds of basil were the only rulers of the land
It would be good to be together
Both under and above the ground
To be sane as the madwort,
Ripe as corn, safe as sage,
Various as dusty miller and hens & chickens,
In politics as kindly fierce and dragonlike as tarragon,
Revolutionary as the lily.



~Bernadette Mayer



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