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only the straight gaze

Because what I want most is permanence,

What I do best is bury fire now,

To bank the blaze within, and out of sense,

Where hidden fires and rivers burn and flow,

Create a world that is still and intense

I come to you with only the straight gaze.

These are not hours of fire but years of praise,

The glass full to the brim, completely full,

But held in balance so no drop can spill.

 

from 'Because What I Want Most is Permanence"

by May Sarton

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Taken on January 24, 2008