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0034 Going To School To Rilke

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We could not have counted on it,
those days when we were children young in years
but rich with a thousand hopes
jostling, pushed aside, forgotten in a day,
turned over in the mind in those few savoured moments
before a happy-tired sleep

nor did we think even to hope for it
or think how it would be to squeeze the honey of it
between our palms into our ready mouths

leaving the wax upon our hands and laughing
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John Libertus 11 April 2006

Very nice work, Michael, beautifully worded. I'll look for more of your work.

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