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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Sterling Warner

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Nightfall Descant

Slowly I paddle my birch bark canoe
through glassy chocolate-colored waters,
pond where baritone bullfrogs set
nature's metronome in motion,
buzzing June-bugs quickening the pace
clicking..., hissing..., clicking..., hissing
though marshes, meadows & trees, as
twilight's chorus, adagio, becomes
one with lofty landscapes, till
pastoral harmonies softly fade
leaving behind still water's wake.