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Wisteria can pull down a house by Marge Piercy | Thursday, July 09, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

July 9th, 2015

Episode 270 of 994 episodes

The wisteria means to creep over the world. Every day its long tendrils wave in the breeze, seize the bench under its arbor, weave round the garden fence obstructing the path. Its arbor’s long outgrown. Such avidity. Such greed for dominance. It has already killed the Siberian irises it shadowed, stealing all their sun. Should... Read more »

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