Friday

Aloneness

Loneliness and aloneness
they are not the same

for the shell of the mind
hears echoes of many seas

it hears the calling of gulls
from this savage sky

and an ebbing tide
lapping the small white stones.

~ Ian Emberson
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I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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