Jan and John Maggs Antiques Newsletter

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August 2008

In the graveyard near our house - June 28, 2008

Ancient sentinel,

you've kept vigil over these departed souls,

eluding winds whose fury toppled trees much younger

and icy blizzards that coated your limbs with blankets of snow.

Yet you fell to earth on a still summer night.

How much more fragile are we?

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