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Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Long & Short of It (Variations on a Theme)

Even a long day / seems too long

Short / it was not short enough

A short night is never short enough / or long enough

What once was short / is always short

Long short long / short long short

Long / that is not long

Short / Still not long / not even lengthy

Too long / he sd

[the singers continue to improvise on this theme, separately or in unison, until the poem is short enough]

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