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Emily Dickinson

The morns are meeker than they were — The nuts are getting brown – The berry’s cheek is plumper – The Rose is out of town – The maple wears a gayer scarf — The field – a scarlet gown — Lest I sh’d seem old fashioned I’ll put a trinket on! — Emily Dickinson,… Continue reading Emily Dickinson

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Peter Everwine

I heard the steady sound of rain and the soft lapping of water, and did not know whether it was grief or joy or something other that surged against my heart and held me listening there so long and late. — Peter Everwine, from “Rain,” From the Meadow: Selected and New Poems (University of Pittsburg… Continue reading Peter Everwine

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