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Balance (from an etching by William Blake) by James Morehead

July 3, 2011

Balance (from an etching by William Blake)

by James Morehead

Below a blue-based, cloud-strewn sky,
a meandering river divides two lands.
One side,
a grassy plain and one tree,
holds grazing sheep,
and a young one that stands by her mother,
drinking a rich breakfast of fresh milk.
There is silence.
No wind to disturb them.
                                       Across, unnoticed by the sheep,
                                       a straw house sleeps,
                                       unawakened by the morning air.
                                       A silvery wood hides it
                                       in a pocket of tranquility.

             Distant mountains shadow the lake,
             from which this balance flows.

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