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A Poem for Any August, Any Year

“Recuerdo” by Edna St. Vincent Millay We were very tired, we were very merry— We had gone back and forth all night on the ferry. It was bare and bright, and smelled like a stable— But we looked into a … Continue reading

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“I Dreamed That I Was Old” by Stanley Kunitz

Well, I’ve been fortunate enough to haveĀ another birthday. It was such a beautiful day that I largely avoided the painful introspection that usually accompanies birthdays. Then that night, I checked my email, and readĀ the daily poem I get in my … Continue reading

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