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Poem Title   Author
Sadness
Nov. 13, 2012
 
 
 
Sailing on Lake Superior
Sep. 26, 2013
 
Saint Francis and the Birds
Oct. 4, 1994
 
Sainthood
Dec. 18, 1994
 
Sally Eats A Sundae Near the Bandstand in the Park
Aug. 13, 2005
Aug. 13, 2007
 
Samurai Song
Oct. 20, 2006
 
San Antonio
Mar. 15, 2008
 
San Francisco Remembered
Apr. 14, 2010
Sep. 9, 2010
 
Sandpiper
Apr. 10, 1997
 
Santiago: Five Men in the Street: Number One
Jul. 23, 1994
 
Santiago: Forestal Park
Feb. 15, 1994
 
Sapphics Against Anger
Nov. 20, 1996
 
Sarah
Dec. 8, 2001
 
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would Not Take the Garbage Out
Sep. 25, 2001
Sep. 6, 1993
 
Sartre Misunderstood
Dec. 19, 1999
 
 
Saturday at the Canal
Nov. 15, 2014
 
Saturday Matinee
Apr. 21, 2007
Jul. 20, 1996
 
Saturday Morning
Oct. 15, 1999
 
Saturday Night
Sep. 28, 1998
 
Saturday Night
Nov. 14, 1998
 
Saturdays
Mar. 23, 2007
 
Saving the Songs
Dec. 26, 1999
 

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