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Poem Title   Author
A Day at the Beach
Feb. 23, 2011
A day in bed with Aunt Maud
Oct. 29, 2008
A Day in June
Jun. 1, 1998
A Day is Laid By
Sep. 21, 2012
A Day of Sunshine
May. 4, 1995
A Death at the Office
Oct. 7, 1996
A Dedication to My Wife
Sep. 26, 1996
A Deer in the Target
Nov. 21, 2008
A Deposition
Jul. 22, 2010
A Description of London
Jan. 8, 2012
A Description of the Spring
Apr. 20, 2000
Apr. 25, 1997
A Dialogue of Watching
Jul. 8, 2003
A Difference of Fifty-Three Years
Sep. 13, 2010
A Disappointment
Oct. 19, 2007
A Display of Mackerel
Dec. 31, 1995
Dec. 31, 1996
A Downward Look
Dec. 26, 2013
A Dream Within a Dream
Jan. 19, 2012
Dec. 2, 2013
A Fable
Jan. 20, 2013
A Family History
Jan. 31, 1997
A Farewell, Age Ten
Jun. 28, 2004
Jun. 28, 2003
A Farm in Western Minnesota
Mar. 18, 2008
A Farm Picture
Sep. 14, 2004
A Fatherís Pain
Apr. 2, 2009
A Fatherís Pain
Apr. 2, 2009

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