Poems By Letter


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Poem Title   Author
I always turn the radio
Nov. 27, 2005
I am a hunchback
Jun. 5, 2002
I Am Cherry Alive
Oct. 31, 1994
I Am Rose
Feb. 3, 2007
I am the Monarch of the Sea
Jan. 15, 2001
Jan. 15, 2002
Jan. 15, 2006
I Ask My Mother to Sing
Jan. 7, 1994
May. 12, 2013
I beseech thee, O Yellow Pages...
Nov. 26, 2011
I carry your heart with me
Oct. 14, 2007
Oct. 2, 2009
Oct. 14, 2010
I Catch The Tomato
Aug. 21, 1997
I Celebrate Myself
Feb. 20, 1995
I Close My Eyes
Feb. 7, 2008
I Could Not Tell
Dec. 16, 1999
I Could Take
Jul. 30, 2012
I Didn't Go to Church Today
Mar. 29, 2014
I Do What I Can
May. 14, 2010
I Get a Kick Out of You
Nov. 30, 2013
I Go Back to May 1937
May. 10, 1993
May. 8, 1999
I Got Beat Up A Lot in High School
Aug. 24, 2004
I had a kid and his name was Brucie…
Jul. 26, 1996
I Had Been a Polar Explorer
Oct. 26, 2009
I Had But Fifty Cents
Jul. 15, 1993
I had thought the tumors…
Dec. 11, 2007
I Happened To Be Standing
Apr. 22, 2014

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