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Description: The earth is never still, but speaks her lovers
lying twined among the roots of grasses, lying long
stretched out from hill to hill

There wher...

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Description: In the soft underside of war
The home point is to be home again with honor
without quite understanding why

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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: Each little world has its private Atlas
working his ethic in longhand
toward the stage set for the point of No Return

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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: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

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

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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: 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 bottom o...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 91-96

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Description: The visionaries: slightly seeing as many improvements
as there are egos to reckon with

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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: 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, t...

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 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 in...

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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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Description: That cottage all with melting roses —

It was such fun to think ahead of it,
to condition all that air with smokesuds
and pick the mud out of o...

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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 soften
to the hope for co...

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 132

Date:  date unknown

Description: The parson came. He said it well:
Enough is all we want, to hold and sleep on,
not the sky.
A little harvest of the sorrows
between the sentenc...

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Description: Star of our Jesus, so extra bright
Make me a country child just for tonight

Bur Grinnerung an die
Jubiläumsfeier der Freien Gemeinde von Sauf...

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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
an...

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Description: De Pere, Wis.

The sound has never left the harp
The song will never leave the well

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