Nov. 15, 1997

From the Garden

by Anne Sexton


Today's Reading: "From the Garden" by Anne Sexton from THE COMPLETE POEMS OF ANNE SEXTON, published by Houghton Mifflin Co.

In Japan today, in the Shichi-Go-San ritual, meaning 7-5-3, parents take their three-year-old children, five-year-old boys and seven-year-old girls to the shrines to thank the guardian spirits for their children's healthy growth.

It's the 55th birthday of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, born in Buenos Aires in 1942.

In 1922 on this day, it was announced that white corpuscles had been discovered by Dr. Alexis Carrel.

Painter Georgia O'Keefe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, in 1887.

Poet Marianne Moore, best known for her poems "To a Steam Roller," "The Fish," and "When I Buy Pictures," was born in St. Louis in 1887.

General William Tecumseh Sherman set fire to Atlanta in 1864 and began his famous March to the Sea, heading for Savannah.

Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark, along with their party, reached the mouth of the Columbia River in 1805, completing their trek to the Pacific.

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