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Description: 

Let us be wrong in all our judgments

At that fine point We cannot quite believe
the steps between the superstitions
The feathers, the little...

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

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Description: 

Dearest Daughter,

The year is flown.

We can't compete and we stand alone

Date:  

Description: 

Hang hope still higher, let it ring
Spend every care this day

for hope itself must decorate the dream

Date:  

Description: Years ago, there was a man-sound from the hills, and a lifetime later
its aged and legendary echo

Date:  

Description: Well-scrubbed proprieties, in no danger
except the possible over-minding of their own manners
or being out-voted by Activists

Historical Object

Composition Doll

Date: 2010-05-04 

Description: A girl doll dating back to 1890-1900. She is painted brown, and wearing a striped coat over a flowered dress.

Date:  

Description: For any master line drawn fine enough or spoken well
let us call all professionals to wear the laurel
and deck the Halls of Fame

Date:  

Description: Sunday was the day when, to a stranger,
almost nothing happened. But to us
it was the best day of all

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Description: 

Rockford, Ill.

J.H. Denison

Editorial room of the Milwaukee Journal

Probably the Black River at Black River Falls

Children taugh...

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Description: 

An unhappy majority
some of whom voted for frivolous reasons
reflected the north/south split

In their nascent paranoia, they preached their...

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Description: 

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: 

Everybody was wonderful

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

Date:  

Description: Every macho-mind knows exactly what
and where it is — up front, smoking
hot, born to circumstance, savage
watchman of the several thousand Rights

Date:  

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

Date:  

Description: 

Something less than the half of everything
is the better, the partner, the woman waiting

What counselor, over his shoulder, can count the ways<...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 19-32

Date:  

Description: Unkind to speak of the ancestral vocabulary as dream-talk,
unkind to wake the dreamer

Date:  

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...

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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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