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Description: The fife and drum are not so innocent
the vulture's eye is on the dance

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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: The Winter was a legacy of crusted weights
now melted with the Passing of the Snow
so closed and callous differences can softe
to the hope for com...

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Description: In the letter was the hope that you were well
For shorter hours
A newer coat
And Grace when there was any Grace to tell

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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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: A man in motion moves upon good reason.

To create disorder
he must stop and settle down.

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

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

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Description: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.

We can't compete and we stand alone

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Description: A fire is not a place, but a containment
to keep burning.

A reassembly of inner flames around the patriarch,
A school and script for golden wedding...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 33-46

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Description: 

The Little Bluebirds — has anyone expressed it better
than Judy Garland singing
. . . why, oh why, can't I

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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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The monument is now

The place is ripe for building a roll-call
of seekers out of the earth

For each, his glory is the doing
and his dr...

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Description: Far out

The last report on peace to reach us here
was neither a promise nor easy Faith

but the hardest of all, the waiting for never
and whether...

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Description: Native buildings, hardly noticed in the tapestry,
long as a house of indeterminates
full of ladders unexplained

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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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