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Poem Title   Author
Table Grace
Dec. 24, 2009
 
Table Rules for Little Folk
Oct. 19, 2002
 
 
Take Love for Granted
Aug. 29, 2014
 
Takeoff
Dec. 8, 2013
 
Taking a Break
Nov. 19, 1999
 
Taking a Wooden Statue of Don Quixote Down from the Top of My School Office Bookshelf…
Jul. 11, 1999
 
Taking Dinner to My Mother
Apr. 20, 2010
 
Taking Down the Tree
Jan. 3, 2008
 
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
Jan. 16, 2001
 
Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes
Jan. 16, 2002
 
Taking Out the Trash
Jul. 31, 2013
 
Taking the Hands
Nov. 27, 2012
 
Talk About Walking
Mar. 30, 2001
 
 
 
Talking on the Telephone
May. 13, 1994
 
Talking to Ourselves
Jan. 18, 2010
 
Tamed
Jul. 1, 2012
 
Tanck's Song About November
Nov. 4, 1995
 
Tattoo
Oct. 15, 2012
 
Tattoo
Apr. 25, 2011
 
Teaching a Child the Art of Confession
Jan. 8, 2005
 
Teaching a Nephew to Type
Aug. 26, 2008
 
Teaching Mavis to Ride a Bike
Apr. 14, 2014
 

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