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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 First day of spring poemMy snowdrops are up, shivering, but visited by honeybees, and so I offer you my mother’s love poem to my dad, written in 1924, whiletheir May marriage was pending. Beca...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 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...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 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...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 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...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 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...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 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...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 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...
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:01 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...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:01 am
 farmer letter poem #16thursday we had the universitydown harvesting their corn yieldtest plots then yesterday we madesixty-five cows happy by tellingthem the extent of their pregnancy©2013 Jacq...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 a pure minded pedant of yore(starts like a limerick don’t youthink? never fear) well this guypurged ancient literature of anyoffense he eliminated all suchtainted material but he was toomuch a...

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