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Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am

While the Spanish club met, poet John Knoepfle wrote essays from downtown Springfield

 A benign rainbow trout sits comfortably – as best a trout can – before its coffee cup, smelling a lily. Yes, it’s our favorite trout from the mural painted by Julie Hulvey that once graced
Poetry
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
a friend helping me clean my kitchenor try to clean it brought me a long flatrusty item resting across her palms whatis this I said doesn’t everyone keep aworld war one bayonet in their pantry?about
Poetry
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am
 PARADOXBy Vera Wardner DouganHolidays are portrayed as times of rejoicing but as we all come to knowthey are often fraught with grief. It seems appropriate to share this poemat this season. It w
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am
as to one horse open sleighs we sibssat in ours sang jingle bells but if wejiggled too hard and fell out it was eitherinto hay on one side or a bin of oats onthe other for it was propped way up inthe
Poetry
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:00 am
winterpoem # 4on bitter nights when deep drifts blocked our long country lane we  hiked up left the car on the road   snowpants boots our white breath  searing our windpipes we fol
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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:00 am
at ten I went with my grandparentsto visit my iowa cousins polly inninth grade took me to her latin classI deciphered the first few exercisesa farmer called agricola later I saidto an older cousin lat
Poetry
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:00 am
 thanksgiving poem #7this is your last day faithful underpants your gaping holes can no longer be ignored your elasticis too flabby it’s the ragbag tonight so I willsay to you whatfolks say to
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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:00 am
 poetrywall poem # 1My granddaughter, Cressida, wrote this poem on the Poetry Wall of our summer cabin when she was 10. She added a drawing of a cat calmly walking away, a dead bird on the ground
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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:00 am
50 degrees when I swimthis early sunny augustmorn a stiff north windbut these choppy wavesare the same temperatureas yesterday and last week while I dry off on the hillI am gladdened to seebefore

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