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May opens wide by Marge Piercy | Friday, May 22, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 22nd, 2015

Episode 222 of 780 episodes

The rain that came down last night in sheets of shaken foil while thunder trundled over the Bay and crooked spears of lightning splintered trees is rising now up stalks, lengthening leaves that wave their new bright banners tender as petals, seventeen shades of green pushing into sun. The soil feels sweet in my hands... Read more »

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