The Writer's Almanac with Garrison KeillorThe Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

American Public Media

Arts, Literature, Education, Society & Culture, History

Chart Positions

Arts 50
Literature 10

A poem each day, plus literary and historical notes from this day in history


The Writer’s Almanac for February 7, 2015

February 7th, 2015

Episode 109 of 745 episodes

White roses, tiny and old, flare among thorns by the barn door. For a hundred years under the June elm, under the gaze of seven generations, they lived briefly like this, in the month of roses, by the fields stout with corn, or with clover and timothy making thick hay, grown over, now, with milkweed,... Read more »