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Poem Title   Author
6. News Will Arrive From Far Away
Aug. 29, 2009
609 I Years had been from Home
May. 6, 2000
632 The Brain -- is wider than the Sky --
Sep. 3, 1993
Dec. 11, 1993
657 I dwell in Possibility --
Dec. 13, 1993
Dec. 10, 1994
Dec. 10, 2013
664 Of all the Souls that stand create --
Aug. 8, 1995
673 The Love a Life can show Below
Aug. 8, 2006
Aug. 8, 2004
709 Publication -- is the Auction
Feb. 15, 2000
Feb. 15, 2001
Feb. 15, 2002
Feb. 15, 2005
712 Because I could not stop for Death --
May. 15, 1993
729 The Props assist the House
Nov. 21, 1996
Dec. 9, 2010
748 Autumn -- overlooked my Knitting --
Sep. 4, 1997
789 On a Columnar Self --
Nov. 21, 1996
790 Nature -- the Gentlest Mother is,
Dec. 10, 1995
824 The Wind begun to rock the Grass
Aug. 24, 1997
827 The Only News I know
Dec. 10, 1995
Jul. 2, 2008
Feb. 28, 2014
875 I stepped from Plank to Plank
Apr. 27, 2007
903 I hide myself within my flower,
May. 2, 2000

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