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Midsummer, Midwest by Brad Leithauser | Friday, August 07, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 7th, 2015

Episode 299 of 782 episodes

We played a game called 4-Square With a lemon-yellow ball In the street after dinner. We kept awaiting a call From somebody’s parent, ordering us in, But (amazingly) no call came, The still-bright ball Went round, we went on with our game— Voices no doubt lifting To where the Dawkinses’ grandmother lay Winded by emphysema,... Read more »

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