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Lay for the Day
23rd March

A poem from the book of Praises for World Meteorological Day.

52. Of Cumulus

What baroque or rococo,
stasis-resisting, coiling,
proliferous building (light
and shade broken a hundred
and one ways across it and
mixed in as many degrees)
aspired to once, you also
in restless, appearing-so-
effortless grace, example:
the expression, imbalanced
and grand as all creation,
of the thoughts that, heavy with
purity, ceaselessly fill
the unmoved mind of heaven.

John Gibbens
from Collected Poems

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