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7:54 AM - Morning Glory! | by retrorocketrick
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7:54 AM - Morning Glory!

Only the eye can drink

From a lake a mile away

Or climb ten mountain in

Less time than it takes to say,


Land on the moon, the stars;

Fall, rise, hurdle, sprint;

Put a lid on the world

Or narrow it to a squint.


Lovers of light, whose lies

Deceive us doctors say,

Let physics chew surmise

Dine out on the crusty day


And drink the sun's gold wine,

Devouring all that seems,

From color, form, and depth

Concoct your optic dreams


And give them to the mind

As its best evidence.

Then only, thought may grind

A harder sharper lens.

----Gray Burr (b. 1919)


Sunrise off my back porch in

Southeastern Georgia

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Taken on November 21, 2011