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Friday, May 10, 2013 04:03 pm

If we could talk to the animals

The animals might not be talking but the poets will.Tomorrow!!!

The newest attraction at the Henson Robinson Zoo’s Dr. Dolittle Day this Saturday is Springfield Poets and Writers. During the last month, poets visited the zoo and selected one animal as inspiration to craft a poem about. They will read those poems beginning at 1 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheatre (along with artists talking about art). Poems will also be posted at each animal’s exhibit.

I will read my Red Wolf Sings the Moon into Twilight poem. He’s the critter that spoke loudest to me the day I went to visit the zoo. So he's the one I wrote about. Though, look at these owls, too.

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I probably would have written about one of them if I hadn't just written Barred Owl Rhapsody. Hope you can join me. Feel free to introduce yourself afterward as an Illinois Times fan. That will make me smile ear to ear. Admission is free. While the reading is at 1 p.m., the event begins at 10 a.m. I'll post photos and more from the event in a later post.

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