Suspended in a sunbeam

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“Gravel paths on hillsides amid moon-drawn vineyards,
click of pearls upon a polished nightstand
soft as rainwater, self-minded stars, oboe music
distant as the grinding of icebergs against the hull
of the self and the soul in the darkness
chanting to the ecstatic chance of existence.”

Nights on Planet Earth by Campbell McGrath, Poetry Magazine, March 2008

“A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam . . . “

Sagan puts things into perspective for saints and sinners alike.

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