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A Moment in Ponder
November winds overcome the distant sun
Chillingly the earth is lit
Warmth does not transcend.
The day in darkness had begun
Come rain, north wind ever in visit
Now dimming, hopeless toward day's end.
High tides splashing in laziness
Clouds, unused, unwanted, appear faint
No warmth penetrates the dismal cold.
So it is: nothing in excess
But how unfeeling they acquaint
Light against darkness; warmth against coldness.
Like this, our lives begin with faint hope
Added toil and success, increased ambitions
Worldliness overcomes innocence and ignorance.
Through hardship that we cannot cope
Gained wisdom, lost purity, all in realization
One moment overshadowing, others in negligence.
Ann Ku, 1981, Okinawa, Japan