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Description: Please listen to the great owl
Please listen to the education

Please learn how to save hard things
for the easy way

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Description: As though the tree inclined lacked discipline, pruned of its working part

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We were promised, we were told
that candy came in stripes and boxes

But some was stacked,
like lost rewards, the chocolate-coated paradoxes<...

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Description: There are Gothic ways the light comes drifting through a forest
clothes fit, things pad themselves
stone rests on stone and legends long persist,
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Historical Object

Joy Camps Group Portraits

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying two group portraits. One is of Cabin I in 1950 and the other is of the camp counselors in 1951. They are po...

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Description: Around the corner: the geography of childhood

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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

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Scrapbook displaying two photographs. The top is a group portrait of the counselors who worked at Joy Camps in the summer of 1949...

Historical Object

Pastoral Needlework Scene

Date: 1800 ca.

Description: Needlework scene on silk worked in colored silk thread using running and crewel stitches. The hands and faces of the figures are watercolor on paper. Sce...

Historical Object

136 - Joy Camps Directors

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Description: Outdoor quarter-length portrait of Joy Camps co-directors, Barbara Ellen Joy (on the left) and Marjorie Camp (on the right). Both women are wearing white s...

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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: Everybody who lived should get a gold watch
for endurance
and a chain for hanging

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Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.

We can't compete and we stand alone

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A word without momentum that settled on a note of calm

caught wind

and spun its venom into froth, to cool
a Sunday afternoon in June

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Description: Everybody was wonderful

Stars kept rising, pink and gold
Trailing threads of breathless music
barely out of reach
Hand to hand around the n...

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Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

Historical Object

Worth Gown

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Description: Gown made by Charles Frederick Worth of Paris for Frances Fairchild of Madison, Wisconsin, 1880.

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Description: Page from Sue Ann Hackett Blue Album displaying several photographs. Includes one of the cabins (exterior view), Miss Rusty (one of the Joy Camps counselor...

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Exercise the body to work off the weight of mind,
of pushing uphill
a month-long night of doom.

A better foot is leavened
from the botto...

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Description: White horses, white fences that money can't buy

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