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Description: Height is might

The expansionists and the young
want up the elevation

An overview high, and especially away

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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: New land cut out by real imaginary lines
based in older spirit courses
lay and bedrock, flight of birds and pointed feet

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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: 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: 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: 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 drummers troopin...

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Description: 

There used to be a quiet. It wasn't deafness, it was roses

But they don't make it any more
They think it was a toy

Date: 1819 date unknown

Description: A commemorative handkerchief created by a wood engraving on white cotton fabric. The scene is the Manchester Reform Meeting, in England. A crowd of demonst...

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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: A one-sided badge with the words "I'm From Green Bay Wis." printed on it.

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

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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: 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: The world is flat; we get around
this stretched credulity
by going straight as an arrow
and meeting ourselves in a space of time

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 eastwar...

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Description: No one will tell

No one would dare to put in print
the Secret Knowledge.

That word of mouth is frozen deep
and all Report is still

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Description: Either way, the sides are bridged,
from wine to water, cutting back to wine

Paradoxical appointments, anticipated hour –

No one event can liquidate,...

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Description: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

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

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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