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Long ago, in Kentucky, I, a boy, stood

By a dirt road, in first dark, and heard

The great geese hoot northward.


I could not see them, there being no moon

And the stars sparse. I heard them.


I did not know what was happening in my heart.


It was the season before the elderberry blooms,

Therefore they were going north.


The sound was passing northward.


Tell me a story.


In this century, and moment, of mania,

Tell me a story.

Make it a story of great distances, and starlight.

The name of the story will be Time,

But you must not pronounce its name.


Tell me a story of deep delight.


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