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A Poem with the Name of Every Child in the World In It:

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and over the black horizon appear one by one the countries of the world edged in canary light, where little giant children in national dress astride their tiny capital cities wave the flags of all nations.

My sweet transparent lilo rocks on high and I watch them rolling by: the unbidden beauty, the uncorrupted promise, waving, shining,

Abdul, Liza, Perez, Gular,

Sergei, Florence, Pino, Khaled,

Paatar, Lotte, Bakrat, Hoosah,

Vaclav, LingLi, Noah, Rhonda,

Jigne, Tilda, Picaud, Eva,

Otar, Ilke, Jose, Jona,

Hamid, Celine, Maxime, Mahda,

Adjed, Vita, Sixto, Zara,

Seamus, Lanya, Fresi, Mara,

Collon, Kira, Emil, Astrid,

Fahad, Bonnie, Matti, Levon,

Iannis, Bikra, Peter, Dilan,

Farouq, Gudrun, Seki, Anzi,

Duran, Yoshi, Denzil, Shona,

Lipu, Nuna, Teo, Tracey,

Taufa, Nadine, Jesus, Amma,

Shirley, Issas, Vito, Haya,

Torben, Lena, Zayed, Golda,

Carlos, Rosa, Haris, Gina,

Salman, Agnes, Jomo, Dora,

Ezra, Zeki, Oscar, Bella,

Desmond, Purash, Candy, Sese,

Miguel, Dina, Fidel, Nito,

Quincy, Chita, Ivan, Bindu,

Sanjit, Eva, Aslan, Nadja, fresh air

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86 New Year’s Eve

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