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Jacqueline Woodson reads from Brown Girl Dreaming

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The Naming of Cats in TS Eliot’s Own Voice

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Happy Birthday, Myrtle Reed!

Today is author, Myrtle Reed’s birthday! First a quick bit from the wikipedia, then on to quotes. From Wikipedia: Myrtle Reed (September 27, 1874 – August 17, 1911) was an American author, poet, journalist, and philanthropist. She wrote a number of bestsellers … Continue reading

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Unguarded Gates by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

WIDE open and unguarded stand our gates, Named of the four winds, North, South, East, and West; Portals that lead to an enchanted land Of cities, forests, fields of living gold, Vast prairies, lordly summits touched with snow, Majestic rivers … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Ray Bradbury

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Two Clowns by François Coppée

The night was clear and glittering with stars, and there was a crowd upon the market-place. They crowded in gaping delight around the tent of some strolling acrobats, where red and smoking lanterns lighted the performance which was just beginning. … Continue reading

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The Tramp by John Clare

 He eats (a moment’s stoppage to his song) The stolen turnip as he goes along; And hops along and heeds with careless eye The passing crowded stage coach reeling bye. He talks to none but wends his silent way, And … Continue reading

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