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First Love by John Clare | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 17th, 2015

Episode 217 of 788 episodes

With love so sudden and so sweet, Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower And stole my heart away complete. My face turned pale as deadly pale. My legs refused to walk away, And when she looked, what could I ail? My life and all seemed turned to clay. And then my blood rushed... Read more »

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