They asked for light;
I gave them day.
They said, ‘Too bright!’;
I gave them night.
Poetry by Luigi Coppola
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after Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus, 1539
The poem can be read here at Ink, Sweat and Tears
The poem was chosen for Ink, Sweat and Tears 2018 12 Days of Christmas Event
Published at Ink, Sweat and Tears June 2019
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