Quote of the Day
I'm filled with admiration for what you've achieved, and particularly for the hard work and the 'cottage industry' aspect of it.
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Poem of the Day
Unsaid, so it goes again, todayTaken from 'Spirit Brides'...
When I shall lay my head down
And not think of you or dream
Of you for ever till morning.
The hours pass unpromised,
Darkness will never listen or say
There, there or offer a last touch -
But stand back and wait, tainting
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