Tongerlongeter (11)

Two hundred squared – forty thousand years

Our history, the root and seed. Like dew a

National life appears, it vanishes –

Glory unsustained. The sky is blue –

Eternity – for this is what our forebears

Recognised – days cloudless. Questionable, a

Love unlinked – a castle in the air.

Obtainable, what is – a water table.

National life appears, it vanishes –

Glory unsustained. The sky is blue –

Eternity – for this is what your forebears’

Thought – a blowing wind – unlinked, but true.

Evening – the stars appear – transcendent.

Root and seed. A nation squared. Resplendent.

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