It is Wednesday

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The sky cried her heart out
tempestuously on Monday
On Tuesday morning
the tears kept falling
percolating the slumbered
It has slowed to rare droplets now
But I wonder:
with your grey countenance
Do you still have more
sadness to pour out?

It is a gloomy day. The new COVID-19 cases today in the world is 208k, more than 1/4 of which are from Indonesia. Singapore experienced a steep surge after a lull as well.

Here is another verse of consolation (source):

Do not stand
By my grave, and weep.
I am not there,
I do not sleep—
I am the thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle, autumn rain.
As you awake with morning’s hush,
I am the swift, up-flinging rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the day transcending night.
Do not stand
By my grave, and cry—
I am not there,
I did not die.

Man Arai, a Japanese composer, set a melody to this verse, and here are some other sung versions:
By Hayley Westenra in English
By Paul Kim in Korean. The Korean version was also often sung as a tribute of the 2014 Sewol ferry accident.

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