Poems By Letter


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Poem Title   Author
Jul. 1, 2002
Sep. 17, 2003
Waiting for Icarus
Apr. 16, 2005
Apr. 16, 2008
Waiting for My Clothes
Aug. 3, 2013
Waiting for the End in New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Aug. 25, 1996
Waiting for the Fire
Apr. 1, 2003
Waiting on the Corners
Dec. 25, 2012
Waking Elsewhere
May. 19, 2006
May. 19, 2008
Waking from Sleep
Dec. 23, 2008
Waking on the Farm
Dec. 23, 2011
Waking Up My Daughter
Oct. 18, 2006
Walden (excerpt)
Jul. 12, 1998
Mar. 6, 1994
Walking Across the Atlantic
Jan. 4, 1994
Walking Alone in Late Winter
Apr. 2, 1997
Mar. 6, 1997
Mar. 11, 2014
Walking at Night
Sep. 30, 2009
Walking Beside a Creek
Dec. 16, 2010
Walking Distance
May. 16, 2013
Walking Down Westgate in the Fall
Sep. 27, 1996
Walking Home from Oak-Head
Dec. 30, 2006
Walking in the Breakdown Lane
Jun. 21, 2013

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