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would never be withdrawn

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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

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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: In the afternoon, nothing
Overnight, unseen

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

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 134

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Description: We always know what day it is
Because it never fails. Sometime between the awful and the coffee
that stepson drives along the road
and all the dog...

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Description: Page from Joy Camps photo album displaying two photographs. In one, a number of campers are kneeling, working in a farmer's field. A tractor and line of tr...

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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

Historical Object

Paul Vanderbilt Pairing 72

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Description: Old skin is yet alive to whispered lashings,
the quick-step dried and gone to the bone.
Embrace the wall and face away from trouble
in the winter...

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

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Description: Rooms remembered for what they led to
What they shut out and how they silent sang

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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: 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 drumme...

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Description: 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 dre...

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

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Description: We tend to forget that at the time of the destruction of the forests, an emergency situation existed. The need for lumber for the building up of the...

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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

Historical Object

McCormick Electrotype

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Description: Electrotype created for the letterpress print of McCormick's Harvester and Self Binder. A woodcut was created first, the electrotype next, then the letterp...

Historical Object

Wisconsin Thematic Panel 55-61

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Description: Way back in the soft center of hard times
did not their resistance to change in the sentiment
make some sense

What could take the place of the...

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Description: If you will tell me, then, the things that you have read
I shall not have heard of them
but I will read them for your sake

There is a meeting...

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