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  • What smells like lilies, sounds like frogs
    Is moonlight?
    What memory is to summer?

    Gardens of childhood,
    Portals for ghosts to enter,
    Through cricket song and bird cry.

    Thunder and rain on the roof
    Of sleepers now wakened.

    Blink it is here now,
    Blink it is passing,
    Blink and it is gone.
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