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Sea Memories

Sea Memories – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Often I think of the beautiful town That is seated by the sea; Often in thought go up and down The pleasant streets of that dear old town, And my youth comes back to … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Thaw

Walnuts lie in leaves Much like the mud-caked golf balls Replete in these woods (In the spirit of Lemony Snicket: “woods”, a word which here means “a grouping of more than a dozen trees”, as in “Nebraska woods”. Similar to … Continue reading

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To my sister, about the house we grew up driving by

Remember that test house? The one with the fire department and the FBI bomb squad and the whole town on edge? It’s gone now. There’s a crater of dirt instead and one of those double-wide houses that they build then … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Moon

With 19 days left of being 19, I’m feeling terribly nostalgic, so here’s a poem I wrote on my 17th birthday nearly 3 years ago. Mid-Winter Moon   Did you see her tonight? She was huge – bigger than I’ve … Continue reading

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Sea-Fever

Sea-Fever – by John Masefield . I must down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And the wheel’s kick and … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Sun

The sun blinds me, makes me sneeze The winter sun, the winter air The blue, blue sky—incredibly blue! I wouldn’t believe it if I weren’t seeing it Not in Nebraska, more fields than people, Crop-duster capital of the world. No, … Continue reading

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Ferris Wheel

A note I found that I wrote in high school: The girl on the Ferris wheel doesn’t care what the people below do or think, but only that the sky is so close, she could bring some of the blue … Continue reading

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