Archive for August 23rd, 2009

Deceivers are suspicious –

that others

are as deceptive as they are. 

– eab, 8/7/09

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Chunks of Time

To say all men have equal money

Is so false, it’s not even funny.

Some men are fabulously rich

Some men are fantastically poor.

Some own room after room

Some don’t even own one door.

But all men alive on this earth,

Whether of royal, common, or poor birth,

Have an equal amount of one thing.

It’s an item simple, yet sublime,

(You can’t weigh it, or smell it, or see it.)

All men have equal “chunks” of time. 

          – eab, 8/23/06

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The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
And spangled heavens, a shining frame
Their great Original proclaim.
Th’unwearied sun, from day to day,
Does his Creator’s powers display,
And publishes to every land
The work of an Almighty Hand.

Soon as the evening shades prevail
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth;
While all the stars that round her burn
And all the planets in their turn,
Confirm the tidings as they roll,
And spread the truth from pole to pole.

What though in solemn silence all
Move round the dark terrestrial ball?
What though no real voice nor sound
Amid the radiant orbs be found?
In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
And utter forth a glorious voice,
Forever singing as they shine,
“The hand that made us is divine.”

Joseph Addison’s “The Spacious Firmament on High” appeared this date 8/23/1712.

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