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Description: Bring back somehow the big Hello
Prolong the noisiest day
The clapping hands are stilled too soon
And much too far away

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 47-54

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Description: The fast movement was a nervous reach for something west.
But along the way there was no hurry. Wait for noontime, turned round to a movement eastward,<...

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Description: You don't have to pay if you can prove that the fun you had was clean

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Description: The river told them how to make the map
and
Legends later flocked the shore

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Description: Even the slow, dry, hungry engines,
digging
what would be the best of times,
cannot help but leave behind them
a restlessness unchanging as bef...

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Description: That time of year.

Let's go watch the big wheels

The Saint, the King of Breakup with his Fool, parade the tarot Jack of Dice,
their drumme...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements
as there are egos to reckon with

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Description: Put aside anything so futile

All that fermented time
spent and blackened, much obscured,
is now restored with cheese and wine

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Description: Lightning cleared the air, that we could see
just how deep the rootland lay
Far below the wished for, but not beyond the Will

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Description: The log who was made King of Logs is here entombed
eight round, ten long

For his design, the strengthened forest
capriciously outgrew them all...

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Description: His mind wandered without rescue

The man is innocent.

and had to be brought home to the corner
and stapled to the ground

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Description: As a sporting proposition of gaiety infused with taxes
no modern culture could survive
without a touch of France

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Description: Patience we learned and requiem
to rest the tense who die
For we forgot the brazen earth
in courtship of the sky

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Description: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

In the morning, a wooden horse with strangers
sending telegrams for more

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Description: It's a day for celebration, just to be so cheering glad and everyone to know

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Description: That cottage all with melting roses —

It was such fun to think ahead of it,
to condition all that air with smokesuds
and pick the mud out of o...

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Description: To some who want to leave
it would be dull
But to us who want to stay
the moment is surprising:
never lax
only turning out of nowhere lastin...

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Description: First one light is the truth and then another
but always it is shining on some counterpart

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Description: A child could count in rounded numbers
the Christmas chance of pudding from the sky

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 79-84

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Description: A working lifetime minted these good coins – every day
devoted to circulating them through the same routine streets
wore them thin into retirement

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