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Poem Title   Author
Face Tapping
Mar. 18, 1999
 
 
Failure
Dec. 5, 2007
 
 
Fair Warning
Jan. 12, 2009
 
 
Faith
May. 8, 2000
 
Faith
Mar. 7, 1994
 
Faith’s Review and Expectation
Jun. 28, 2007
 
 
Fall Song
Sep. 4, 1996
 
Falling
May. 10, 2008
 
Falling Asleep in a Garden
May. 30, 2007
 
Falling Leaves and Early Snow
Nov. 15, 2011
 
False Teeth
Mar. 9, 2006
 
 
 
 
Familiars
Jul. 8, 2001
 
Family
Aug. 27, 2011
 
Family Garden
May. 6, 2010
 
Family Group, Late 1930s
May. 23, 2005
May. 23, 2008
 
Family Reunion
Apr. 5, 2007
 
Family Reunion
Sep. 21, 2007
Aug. 2, 1995
 
Family Stories
Jul. 22, 2012
 

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