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The One Song by Mark Strand | Friday, August 12, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 12th, 2016

Episode 675 of 786 episodes

I prefer to sit all day like a sack in a chair and to lie all night like a stone in my bed. When food comes I open my mouth. When sleep comes I close my eyes. My body sings only one song; the wind turns gray in my arms. Flowers bloom. Flowers die. More... Read more »

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