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Let them cause you to think well then
 of the storms
that drive many to shelter. These things
do not happen without reason.

And the next thing I say is this:
I saw an eagle once circling against the
 clouds
over one of our principal churches—
Easter, it was—a beautiful day!—:
three gulls came from above the river
and crossed slowly seaward!
Oh, I know you have your own hymns, I
 have heard them—
and because I knew they invoked some
 great protector
I could not be angry with you, no matter
how much they outraged true music—

You see, it is not necessary for us to leap
 at each other,
and, as I told you, in the end
the gulls moved seaward very quietly.


APPEAL

You who are so mighty,
crimson salamander,
hear me once more.

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