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stars don't blink
eyes still twinkle
gold-dust didn't fade
butterflies couldn't die

the ale isn't yet stale
they always drank by the pail-
they still drink by the pail
and yet mornings don't wail

But today a void does surround.
What did change?
Yesterday life here did abound.
What did change?

Dew fall didn't cease,
And lotuses still bloom,
But you call this peace,
I might call it gloom......

- Subodh