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Poem Title   Author
318 I'll tell you how the Sun rose
Dec. 22, 2000
318 I'll tell you how the Sun rose
Jun. 8, 2007
318 I'll tell you how the Sun rose
Jun. 8, 2005
324 Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
Dec. 10, 2000
Dec. 10, 1999
Feb. 9, 1997
326 I cannot dance upon my Toes
Dec. 30, 2001
Oct. 15, 1998
327 Before I got my eye put out
Dec. 10, 1998
328 A Bird came down the Walk
Sep. 7, 1993
May. 18, 1997
May. 18, 1998
341 After great pain, a formal feeling comes
Dec. 10, 2006
342 It will be Summer -- eventually.
Dec. 10, 2002
Jan. 27, 2002
Dec. 10, 2003
Apr. 7, 2013
367 Over and over, like a Tune
Dec. 10, 2001
410 The first Day's Night had come
Dec. 16, 2001
419 We grow accustomed to the Dark
Nov. 10, 1998
436 The Wind -- tapped like a tired Man
Jul. 10, 1998
Jan. 4, 1993
441 This is my letter to the World
Mar. 19, 2000
Mar. 19, 2001
Jul. 2, 2008
501 This World is not Conclusion.
Dec. 30, 2000
505 I would not paint -- a picture --
Sep. 21, 1998
May. 26, 2013
Dec. 9, 2013
579 I had been hungry, all the Years --
Feb. 28, 2000

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