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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Planted on the banks of time


The continuity of life 
is never broken; 
the river flows onward 
and is lost to our sight, 
but under its new horizon 
it carries the same waters 
which it gathered under ours; 
and its unseen valleys 
are made glad by the offerings 
which are borne down to them 
from the Past, flowers, perchance, 
the germs of which its own waves 
had planted on the banks of Time. 

-- John Greenleaf Whittier



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