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Thinking about the Past by Donald Justice | Thursday, November 26, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

November 26th, 2015

Episode 410 of 787 episodes

Certain moments will never change, nor stop being— My mother’s face all smiles, all wrinkles soon; The rock wall building, built, collapsed then, fallen; Our upright loosening downward slowly out of tune— All fixed into place now, all rhyming with each other. That red-haired girl with wide mouth—Eleanor— Forgotten thirty years—her freckled shoulders, hands. The... Read more »

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