Lost Out Here in the Stars: Per Diem for August
Ralph Waldo Emerson once penned “If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.” But even if a bit jaded by luxury, poets have lauded the stars, the moon, the heavenly bodies more perhaps than any other subject not called love. Allan Burns has gathered a passel of the best. Enjoy them all this month in the Per Diem feature on the home page.
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Dear Merrill, What a wonderful haiku and idea. I like the days getting shorter, and a longer time to watch dawn arrive. Ellen
the heart’s keepsake
a map of the heavens
on the night of your birth
I’ve often wondered what the night sky looked like when I was born, when John was born, when each child is born… It would certainly be a wonderful gift to give to a new mom for her child.
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