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to make a Wish








‘.…at these times, how I yearn

to be wrapped once more in

the loose muslin of infancy,

that let the whey through, but

not the curds, the berries but

no seeds…


I would pull them so very tight

and make a wish for something.



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What wonderful imagery. Love this simple piece.

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Unknown member
Jan 22

The loose muslin of infancy is a gorgeous choice

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I mourn the world that is left to my offspring, and, fearfully, my part played within it. What is defined by the inevitable disappointments of age, and what by some impending sense of doom? "The old order changeth, yielding place to new. And God fulfils himself in many ways, lest one good custom should corrupt the world." Or is that vain hope?

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Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Jan 23
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As science continues to replace wonder with amazement, I feel increasingly numb to all, and as all becomes transparent I'm fearful as I see neither purpose nor reason.

(I'm talking in a world sense, in case anyone worried I need Samaritans!😁)

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