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Ants by Daniel Hoffman | Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

September 1st, 2015

Episode 325 of 785 episodes

Theirs is a perfection of pure form. Nobody but has his proper place and knows it. Everything they do is functional. Each foray in a zigzag line Each prodigious lifting Of thirty-two times their own weight Each excavation into the earth’s core Each erection Of a crumbly parapetted tower — None of these feats is... Read more »

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