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Nights in Hackett’s Cove by Mark Strand | Monday, April 11, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

April 11th, 2016

Episode 551 of 782 episodes

Those nights lit by the moon and the moon’s nimbus, the bones of the wrecked pier rose crooked in air and the sea wore a tarnished coat of silver. The black pines waited. The cold air smelled of fishheads rotting under the pier at low tide. The moon kept shedding its silver clothes over the... Read more »

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