Compared With You

Against this ocean sky, deep blue,
Of falling ice and fervid wind,
Of energetic pencilled lines of light,
I am at once transfixed by beauty bathed anew.
With delicate and reaching wings,
With breath of atmosphere and life,
In days of past and present spent,
In future too this precious boundless world above,
Is but a fleck of distant dust compared with you.

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