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    Shine

    Who sees the world through future's eyes

    To snatch love's child back from the dead

    Where once were only plaintive sighs

    Exhausted from a heartfelt head

     

    Who makes of life a joy to live

    Unharmed by words designed to hate

    Instead so blessed with needs to give

    What only love can celebrate

     

    These perfect-suffering warriors

    Subdue the world at will

    Like published poet laureates

    Whose thoughts hate cannot kill

     

    They fill the space where wit and grace

    And wisdom intertwine

    That bliss may teach each hidden face

    The peace that makes love shine

     

    John Christopher

    2005

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    The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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