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Some parts of our nature we might never see.
But under a rising moon, out from a waning season,
an imploring eastern screech owl sounds — savor the mystery.

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Steadily a cold season moon waxes toward full,

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nightly climbing a bare-limbed horizon,

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when suddenly a red maple, lashed with fresh flowers,

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signals spring’s arrival upon winter’s final round.

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