Poems By Letter


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Poem Title   Author
Each Small Gleam
Nov. 1, 1995
Eagle Poem
May. 9, 2012
Nov. 1, 2000
Early Morning: Cape Cod
Jul. 30, 2011
Early Spring
Apr. 20, 1997
Early Spring in the Field
Apr. 5, 2014
Early Sunday Morning
Mar. 9, 1997
Early Sunday Morning
Jun. 27, 2010
Early Supper
Nov. 2, 2012
Early Thoughts of Winter
Oct. 29, 1996
Earth and I Gave You Turquoise
Feb. 20, 1994
Earth Dweller
Jun. 9, 1995
Earth Your Dancing Place
May. 13, 2004
East Congress and McDougall Streets, Detroit, May
May. 30, 1995
Apr. 16, 1995
Easter Wings
Apr. 8, 2007
Eating A Mango Over The Kitchen Sink
Dec. 2, 2007
Eating Alone
Sep. 28, 1995
Eating Poetry
Apr. 11, 1993
Eating Together
Oct. 1, 2003
Oct. 1, 2004
Eating Together
Jul. 31, 2008

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