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Time Diminishes What We Require

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Time diminishes what we require.
What pain teaches, we learn perfectly.
Each builds a shore around his sea of gladness,
Not losing hope, nor giving way to madness,
Tougher without, within a little shyer,
Yearning always, but settling reasonably.

Often, though, we turn to lovely sadness,
Not willing to let go what we desire,
Even though we want what cannot be.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Video Music: Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra--Andante. By Antonio Vivaldi.
Performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra at The Free Music Archive
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