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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
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
Jul. 1, 2012
Tanck's Song About November
Nov. 4, 1995
Oct. 15, 2012
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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