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The Moon Shines Through Dust

The moon shines through dust Gray pink and blue blur its shape But its seas are there

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A Nighttime Window

A nighttime window. In the dark, a bird cries out. Another answers.

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A Cap of Gray Cloud

A cap of gray cloud. But I know that behind it The mountain is there.

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The Nunkish Language

Remember Violet Evergarden? Valkren Darklocke figured out the alphabet and it turns out that the cool constructed alphabet wasn’t just English with different letters. It wasn’t Japanese, either. Here’s a transliteration of that letter above: Pahhuyurekukuk, Ni acikeha ikarrikuc noka … Continue reading

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Swiftly Falling Snow

Swiftly falling snow Covers and changes the streets Though each flake is small

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Snow on Green Leaf Buds

Snow on green leaf buds cannot last under the sun. Soon they will open.

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The Three Seas

Not many words today. You have to look at things. Like this. LOOK AT THIS! I was thinking about a Mediterranean-type sea, but with three outlets to the world ocean rather than two. Our world has the straits of Gibraltar … Continue reading

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Five Star Reviews: Aggressor Six

Aggressor Six by Wil McCarthy I missed a nap for this book, dammit! I stayed up all afternoon after an exhausting trip to the children’s museum because otherwise how would I learn why the aliens blew up all those space … Continue reading

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Snow Melts into Mud

Snow melts into mud Uncovers garbage and seeds On gray ground, green shoots

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Magic Monkeys

So I’m listening to The Blood of Elves and thinking about breeding magical ability and the The Wheel of Time and all that, and I realized that I’ve never seen anybody go into the population genetics of magic. What if … Continue reading

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