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Sixteen is intent on being lovely,
Immersed in the sweet rivers of her day,
X-ing out the chubby childhood ways
That I must cherish now in memory only.
Even as time steals the time away,
Each moment is a gift I treasure dearly,
Nor would I for my love the time delay.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.

Audio and Video Music: Pieces en Concert -- Prelude, La Tromba, Air de Diable.
By Francois Couperin. Performed by The Advent Chamber Orchestra
at the Free Music Archive under an Attribution/ShareAlike license.

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