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Abraham Lincoln’s favorite poem

Lincoln wrote about this poem, “Mortality” by William Knox (Scottish poet 1789-1825), to his friend Andrew Johnston (not Johnson!): I would give all I am worth, and go in debt, to be able to write so fine a piece as I … Continue reading

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“The Edges of Time” by Kay Ryan

It is at the edges that time thins. Time which had been dense and viscous as amber suspending intentions like bees unseizes them. A humming begins, apparently coming from stacks of put-off things  or just in back. A racket of … Continue reading

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