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The future in her eyes, I see delight
for coming mysteries with atlases
and paths untold, her mind by love set right
has all the mighty gods and goddesses
attuned to bring about the best, a world
we need not fear, a secret smile so dear—
and she is not alone, this blue-eyed girl
in seeing daily miracles appear.
We are awash in growing muses if
we would but look beyond our misery;
the news we feed each other can uplift
or not, the choice for joy or gravity
in every moment shines, and hers is clear:
for love it is that we are gathered here.


© Elaine Stirling, 2013
Image © 2013 Nick Stirling Photography
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