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It was morning
and it was quiet
and safe
and no one was around
so I took my little stool
and my little desk
and sat down
beside my tent
along side the lake
to watch the ripples
and to write
no words came
my thoughts stood still
and finally
I gave up
and brought forth
a more comfortable chair

Irwin R. Shaw - June 25th 1985