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Poem Title   Author
130 These are the days when Birds come back
Oct. 2, 2005
131 Besides the Autumn poets sing
Sep. 4, 1997
1333 A little Madness in the Spring
May. 15, 2001
Apr. 13, 2004
1398 I have no Life but this --
Jun. 9, 2000
Jun. 9, 2001
1510 How happy is the little Stone
Nov. 18, 2001
Nov. 9, 2014
1540 As imperceptibly as Grief
Sep. 13, 1996
1587 He ate and drank the precious Words --
Dec. 10, 2005
1593 There came a Wind like a Bugle --
Dec. 22, 2001
Aug. 7, 1997
1614 Parting with Thee reluctantly,
Dec. 22, 2001
Aug. 7, 1997
1644 Some one prepared this mighty show
Aug. 8, 1997
1657 Eden is that old-fashioned House
Mar. 24, 1997
1665 I know of people in the Grave
Dec. 10, 2005
1698 'Tis easier to pity those when dead
May. 15, 2000
17, excerpt of Fall
Nov. 11, 2005
1718 Drowning is not so pitiful
Jul. 12, 2000
1755 To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
Jul. 2, 1996
1943 Steel Penny
Mar. 13, 2006
1956, The Year My Sister, Using Her Ill Health Onc
Mar. 12, 1994

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