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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am
 oomphalos poem #1when my dad was sixty-seven he was in the hospital a couple months he was a terrible patient he wouldn’t eat the food wouldn’t drink the water “it tastes better in my hors
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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:00 am
This poem was written by my mother,Vera Wardner Dougan, to my father,for their first Christmas together, 1924. I’m repeating it here, for it is so simple, appropriate and t
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Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:00 am
 longlastinglove poem it’s been over forty years since jim  a former herdsman worked in this barn he stands here looking around feeling its emptiness reminisces my favorite cow was a big r
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Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:00 am
nellie needham a spinster schoolteachermy grampa’s second cousin loaned himmoney in 1911 to build the round barn itwas paid back very slowly over the yearsduring the depression she lowered theintere
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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:00 am
 thanksgiving poem #7one of the happiest events at our university has occurred yearly since ’77 the international festival last week was no exception colorful native dress and design tasty nati
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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:00 am
 one hears family stories that arerevealed quite late sometimes onlyas conjecture for instance my friend’spaternal great-grandmother when themen in black pulled up in their blackhearse-like car
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Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:00 am
 irony poem I guess # 2 with the world deteriorating in almost any area you think of consider farmland gobbled up oceans dying ditto the humanities I hesitate to mention that as a kid I found the
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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am
every weekday morning I hear the pledge of allegiance it’s broadcast all over the neighborhood by the school next door, no I don’t stop what I’m doing composting the garbage or wiping up a
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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:00 am
 weedseed poem #1going through old farm stuff I finda folder called wis crop improvementass’n it holds a 1965 program for anarea meet that includes a workshop on weed seed identification and en
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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am
 today’s prayers were in lugandamukama tukwebaza, olwobulamubwafte era tukwebazza olwabantubonna abali wano embanjawuloabakazi abassajja aberu nabadugavulord we thank you for our lives andwe th

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