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With Their Wings by Jean Nordhaus | Friday, March 11, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

March 11th, 2016

Episode 520 of 780 episodes

—for Delia On the evening you were born, after the tremendous churning that brought you forth, an owl flew onto the rail of the balcony where we sat, as darkness bled from backlit hills into the sky. In twilight, she perched on the ledge measured us with wide, light- gleaning eyes, then sailed off on... Read more »

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