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The Writer’s Almanac for December 7, 2014

December 7th, 2014

Episode 44 of 994 episodes

In the shallows of the river After one o’clock in the afternoon Ice still An eighth of an inch thick. Night never disappears completely But moves among the shadows On the bank Like a glimpse of fur. Meanwhile Trees Grass Flies and spiderwebs Appear alone in the flat air. The naked aspens stand like children... Read more »

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