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The Mathematics of Missing Socks

National Poetry Month. 17

Numbers
by Mary Cornish, from Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry, ed. Billy Collins

I like the generosity of numbers. 170 more words

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Hyacinths and Biscuits

National Poetry Month. 16

Ten Definitions of Poetry
by Carl Sandburg

1.  Poetry is a projection across silence of cadences arranged to break that silence with definite intentions of echoes, syllables, wave lengths. 165 more words

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If the Wind Could Talk

National Poetry Month. 15

Things the Wind Says
by William Stafford, from Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems by William Stafford, ed. Vincent Wixon and Paul Merchant… 116 more words

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A Minnesota Farm Alphabet

When we were cleaning out my parents’ farmhouse, I came across this farm alphabet book I made for them in 1994, twenty years ago.  I made the illustrations from colored tissue and paper cutouts.  821 more words

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Meaning vs. Being

National Poetry Month. 14

“A poem should not mean
But be.”
– Archibald MacLeish, from “Ars Poetica”

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Living by the Light

National Poetry Month. 13

The Dream of Now
by William Stafford, from Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems by William Stafford, ed. Vincent Wixon and Paul Merchant… 89 more words

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It's the Extras that Count

National Poetry Month. 12

“The world is what you see outside your window plus what you think of it.”
– William Stafford, from Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems by William Stafford, 72 more words

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