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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: If we could look forward? If they could have looked forward?
at what kind of life
along what kind of dotted lines?

At the top of the stairs, turn s...

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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: 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

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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: 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: 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: The boss says –
The center is –
Good workmen then served two masters
One a man, the other a craft

A fine-edged tool biting life-long into wood

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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: Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.

We can't compete and we stand alone

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 47-54

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

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Description: The bargain was that the driven wedge
would never be withdrawn.

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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: 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: 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,
...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 33-46

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

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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...

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: 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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