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Central Park
Central Park
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A Nation's Strength

What makes a nation's pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

The Dakota
The Dakota
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That Little Beast

That pretty little beast, a poem,

  has a mind of its own.

Sometimes I want it to crave apples

  but it wants red meat.

Sometimes I want to walk peacefully

  on the shore

and it wants to take off all its clothes

  and dive in.

 

New Year  2021
New Year 2021
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Ring Out, wild bells

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
 
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
Strawberry Fields
Strawberry Fields
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Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today... Aha-ah...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too

By the Boat Pond
By the Boat Pond
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Alice in Wonderland

Mad Hatter: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"
"Have you guessed the riddle yet?" the Hatter said, turning to Alice again.
"No.  I give it up," Alice replied: "What's the answer?"
"I haven't the slightest idea," said the Hatter.

Thanksgiving 2020
Thanksgiving 2020
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We Gather Together

We gather together to ask the Lord’s blessing;
He chastens and hastens His will to make known.
The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing.
Sing praises to His Name; He forgets not His own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,