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The Writer’s Almanac for January 17, 2015

January 17th, 2015

Episode 88 of 782 episodes

Spirits among us have departed—friends, relatives, neighbors: we can’t find them. If we search and call, the sky merely waits. Then some day here come the cranes planing in from cloud or mist—sharp, lonely spears, awkwardly graceful. They reach for the land; they stalk the ploughed fields, not letting us near, not quite our own,... Read more »

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