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POETRY

Moon ~

The moon is broken in twain, and half a moon Before me lies on the still, pale floor of the sky; The other half of the broken coin of truth Is buried away in the dark, where the still dead lie. They buried her half in the grave when they laid her away; I had […]

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POETRY

The Wild Birds ~

The wild duck startles like a sudden thought, And heron slow as if it might be caught. The flopping crows on weary wings go by And grey beard jackdaws noising as they fly. The crowds of starnels whizz and hurry by, And darken like a clod the evening sky. The larks like thunder rise and […]

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KINDNESS

Infant Tortoise – David Herbert Lawrence

You know what it is to be born alone, Baby tortoise! The first day to heave your feet little by little from the shell, Not yet awake, And remain lapsed on earth, Not quite alive. A tiny, fragile, half-animate bean. To open your tiny beak-mouth, that looks as if it would never open, Like some […]