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Poem Title   Author
1984 (excerpt)
Sep. 21, 1999
214 I taste a liquor never brewed
Aug. 8, 1998
216 Safe in their Alabaster Chambers
Mar. 1, 1993
227 Waverly Place
Jul. 17, 2011
243 I've known a Heaven, like a Tent
Aug. 23, 1998
249 Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!
Sep. 12, 1995
Apr. 3, 1998
254 "Hope" is the thing with feathers
Jan. 11, 2000
Feb. 1, 2001
Nov. 26, 1993
Nov. 3, 1997
258 There's a certain Slant of light,
Dec. 10, 2001
258 There's a certain Slant of light,
Dec. 10, 2002
258 There's a certain Slant of light,
Dec. 8, 2005
25th High School Reunion
Nov. 26, 2010
26 It's all I have to bring today
Apr. 17, 2007
279 Tie the Strings to my Life, My Lord,
Sep. 23, 2002
Oct. 30, 2000
Jul. 7, 2002
288 I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Aug. 8, 1997
288 I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Oct. 30, 1993
288 I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Mar. 17, 1993
3 am Kitchen My Father Talking
Jan. 3, 1994
303 The Soul selects her own Society
Dec. 1, 1995
315 He fumbles at your Soul
Oct. 21, 2002

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