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Poem Title   Author
Cabbage Moths
Jun. 10, 2004
Cadence of Silk
Jan. 12, 1996
Café Paradiso
Jun. 21, 1997
Cakes Continue to Rise
Jul. 9, 1998
Calf Born in Snow
Jan. 30, 2005
Calgary 2 A.M.
Mar. 18, 2006
Call and Answer
Nov. 21, 2002
Nov. 21, 2003
Call It Quits
Dec. 23, 2007
Calling him back from layoff
Apr. 27, 2004
Calling in the Cat
Jan. 8, 1996
Calling Your Father
Jun. 5, 2003
Calvin's Theory of Predestination
May. 2, 2010
Nov. 18, 2006
Can You
Aug. 4, 2005
Oct. 20, 2008
Sep. 3, 2007
Jul. 18, 2009
Cantebury Tales (excerpt from the General Prologue)
Apr. 13, 2001
Apr. 17, 1997
Apr. 17, 1998
Apr. 17, 1999
Captain Spud and His First Mate Spade
Dec. 22, 1994
Jun. 29, 1996
May. 28, 1999
Dec. 17, 2008
Careless World
Dec. 27, 2006

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