A Doctor's Book of Hours: Including Some Dimensions of the Emotions

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Thomas, 1955 - Medicine - 397 pages
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Contents

Mask
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Sad
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Visage
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Bob Was a Lovely Child His Old Aunt Said But Poor Fellow He Had Too Much To Contend With
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He Was More a Rabbit Than a Man
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He Looked Completely Different When He Smiled
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Reincarnation
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A Man Who Simply Never Understood
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No One Fully Sleeps or Fully Wakes
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My Home My Early Life and the Family That Fate Gave Me Lifted Me a Certain Way
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On Passing Through Providence Early in the Morning on the New York New Haven and Hartford Train
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Moment of Confusion While Traveling
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Asleep in a Pullman Like a Pea in a Pod Racing Over the Dawn Tracks into God
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On the Pullman the Owl from Boston to New York
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All Modern Conveniences
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He Was One of Those Rich Fruity Irishmen
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a Department Store and Forty People Who Worked Under Him All Ran Smoothly and the Clothes He Wore and His Automobile Were Not Unusual
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Alumnus Class of 1917
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The Two Kinds of Men
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Bright Boy
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Phenomenon
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He Is Like a Lot of Other Men
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Beaten to the Draw in Recent Years
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He Wanted the World But He Got Very Little of It All He Could Do Was Hold His Corner Up
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His World Was the Outer World He Did Not Know He Could Not Accept the World He Knew
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I Am Unhappy I Asked Why? Because He Said an Inward Dream of Beauty Plagues Me and Will Plague Me Until I Die It Is All as Simple as That He...
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Washington Type
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He Read Us a Poetic Drama He Had Written
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My Friends Who Were Said To Be Identical Twins
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There Was Something Deeply Destructive in Him
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Father Was One Time in the Rubber Business
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He Loved Good Bourbon Whiskey and White Corn
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He Was Diligent But Unutilized
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Success Can Be Difficult and Tedious and Families Are Hard To Keep in Line
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His Mother Supported Him for a Little While and for a Period He Lived on Guile He Would Have Rotated Neatly on His Axis Had It not Been for Im...
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Real Estate Artist and Subdivisionist
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Curiosa
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Actually Not Much More Could Be Said There Was Not Much More to Him Than That
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FEBRUARYAnalysis of Women
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She Loved Flowers and in Her Way Loved Him
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Mother Is All Too Often the Memory of the Family
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There Is a Way That Certain Women Have Certain Intelligent Women I Would Say
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Everything About Her Was Globular
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Will Tell You How Some People Spin Their Ideas of Pollution Out and In
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To Her Suffrage and Competition Were the Same
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Convert to an Unholy Ruthless Cause She Managed To Break All the Canonic Laws 1
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She Loved Europe and Living in Pensions
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Something Deeply Aggressive in the Way She Treated Men Betrayed Hostility
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To Cap It Off She Worked for Disney Studios as Animator in the Mouse Department
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Intelligence?
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The Fascination by Her Peculiar Nature 1
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Illiberal Liberal
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Do You Recall ?
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Old Ship
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Women Discussing Male Generosity One Said Yes He Is Very Gener ous to Me He Always Gives Me Lots of Things Well Thats Some thing Its Luck...
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Rich Witch
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She Was Rural Agricultural
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Life Was Difficult for Both of Them
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Even the Female Cockroach Is Sturdier
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She Was an Aging Wealthy Dowager And Incidentally a Gracious Aunt I
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Aunt II
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Her Friends Liked To Call Her Mrs Snicklefritz But a Few Dared To Call her Mrs Fancy Pants
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She Beat Me to It
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What Did She Do? She Finally Tamed Herself
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She Was a Beautiful Woman About Twentyfive Years Old or Some where Around That Luscious Age She Was Hard To Figure Hard To Appraise
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MARCHNatural History
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Tatters Was the Name She Gave Her Dog
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The Trout Cruised the Waters of Their Quiet Pond
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There Must Be Some Way
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There Are Reasons for Sustaining Faith
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Interrogation Containing Its Own Answer
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Thought of the Dead Past and Millions of People Who Struggled Up wards Through All Life and Time Towards the Surface and Crest of the Foamin...
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Please Turn Out the Lights When You Leave the Room
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Concerning Gas or Burning Springs Were Known in America as Early as Seventeen Hundred and Seventyfive
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Time and Evolution Play One Game Every Time They Speak It Is the Same
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Memorial to a Chinese Fisherman
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Do Not Count Sheep Simply Fix Your Eyes on an Imaginary Land scape in Order To Woo Sleep
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I Saw It Through the Pupils of My Eyes Those Powerful Muscles Bulging AtlasWise
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Concerning Jet Streams and the Propulsion They Infer
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Voices in the Vocative
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Concerning Critics and Some Geographers
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Phenomena
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That Wind
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He Answered Beetles Because They Are Numerous and So Dignified
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Cicadas
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Spring and Bees
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Hundreds of Times Each Day I Think About
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On Reading Archie Carrs Famous Handbook of Turtles
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Some People Show Excessive Indetermination in Struggling Along With Nuisance and Details
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Flowers Lead Increasingly to Abundance
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Worried People
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Reflection
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The Mind Is a Curious Stream
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The Daisies Were Beautiful Until They Rotted
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Elephants Sometimes Called Quaint Pachyderms
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Feel Indifferent to the Call of Spring
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The Chemistry of Our Bodies Whatever It Is
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APRILLibido
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In My Early Life When Sex and Love Were Said I Was Discouraged and I Was Confused
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Lie Down I Want to Talk to You
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When He Learned That Women Got Paid for Doing It He Was Astonished
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Everyone Has Some Neurosis a Little Bit
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Masculine Protest
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When Love Bestirs Itself Do Not Make It Wait You Gain Nothing from Delinquency or Forced Deference Gratify the Impulse as Soon as Possible
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Why the King Did Not Sleep Well That Night
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In the Beginning They Were Gods and DemiGods I Do Not Know What They Are Up to NowThey Shared Their Love in a Peculiar Way
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In Love in War in Any Relationship
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It Was Hard to Appraise Her Attitude Towards Men
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Spoken by a Soldier with Three Stripes Concerning the Need for Language in Making Love
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She Said It Was a Very Peculiar Night
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Something Within Her Did Not Much Want to Sleep
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The BitchGoddess That D H Lawrence Described
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BoreTranscontinentalModern Age
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He Was One of Those Endless Windy Talkers Tedious Boring Stupid Dull and Dry and I Had the Misfortune To Stand Behind Him
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You Have a Nice Time On Your Vacation? Yes But All I Did Was Act Like a Python
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He Became Very Vehement as He Said Ones Love for Ones Possessions Should Not Be Stronger Than Ones Love Is for Oneself He Had a Gift for Na...
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When I Was Young When I Was Still Confused I Tried to Understand Sexuality
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Bubbles Attract Stilettos in the Same Way Balloons Attract a Lighted Cigarette
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It Was an Episode in the Course of Life _
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Graduate Students Are Something Difficult Especially When They Are Getting Their PhD s
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He Went Through a Time of Sowing His Wild Lilies
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This Was One of Her Typical Exuberances
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She Surrounded Herself with No Trespassing Signs
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They Had Their Moments of Ecstasy in Washington
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Some People Sensitive of What They Are
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The Cheapest and Most Plentiful Food There Is
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SadEyed Man Standing on the Sidewalk
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She Claimed That Her Psychoanalyst Bit Her Fingernails but Possibly That Was Only a Resistance
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Paranoid
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O Prominent Park Avenue Specialist Consultation Please for Some of Our Clinic Patients
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After Living on Beer for Forty Days He Said He Started Seeing Peculiar Things
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Memorandum for My Attorney and Trustee
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By Life I Suppose You Mean My AfterLife? Yes You Are Right How Did You Guess? You Amaze Me So
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They Spent Hours Dreaming in Their Sleep
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She Suffered from the Fact of Poor Perspective And to Her
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He Never Had Any Close Friends and Never Married
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Odd Item
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His Idea Was To Drink Beer and Listen to Music He Alternated This by Reading Pessimistic Books
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Her Psyche Spent Most of Its Time Wandering About Her Body
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Spoken in an Orchard to an ApplePicker
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Please Tell Me or the Transference I Fear Was All Too Successful
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Ordinarily I Do Not Drink
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She Is a Strange Woman in Her Own Way
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A Question Across the Widening Gap of Time Why Was It Henri Frederic Amiel That You Reported in Your Diary under Date of April 26 1868 Sun...
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Sonnet Written in and on the Subject of Sickness During a Feverous Flu or Bug Obviously of Some Undetermined Sort
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As If
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He Told Me He Hated Iris I Said Why?
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She Spent Years Collecting Everything I Dont See How She Kept So Much in Her House
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IMeJeEgoWo Etc Etc or The Essential Autobiography of Myself
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YakYakYak
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Fall
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That Leather Travelling Bag Was a Kind of Symbol As Well as a Practical Useful Handy Thing and It Was a Souvenir of Another Day a Happy Outl...
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Lobster vs Chicken Both Are Good
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My Ambition Is To Rise in Society I Never Liked the Place Where I
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She Is A Scream
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Whenever He Talked He Sounded Like The Atlantic Monthly Slightly Stuffy But Very Literate
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Heard a Voice Screaming in the Night Screaming Almost Petrified with Fright As If Some Fingernails Were Being Torn from the Bed on Which The...
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JUNEThe Poet Speaks
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Toying with Time Yet Aware of the Imminent Change and Death That Time Will Always Bring I Think I Understand Why People Sing
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Keep Every Thought a Recipe for Life
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American Scene Circa 1925Somewhere on the Seaboard Air Line as I Recall
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Thoughts Are Like Snakes or Mice or Dragon Flies
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In the Morning the Thought Arrived But Did Not Stay Other Think ing Hurried It Away
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On Hearing the Passion of St John According to Bach Around Easter Time
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The Mind Is a Tape Recorder Without Tape Nothing That It Hears Can Ever Escape
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The SuperNatural
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Asked the Old Musician with His Flute To Come and Play the Weary Blues Away
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Tell Me Time I Ask You Tell Me Now
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Tell Me Is There No Place Where I May Keep the Amethysts I Think the Jewels of
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Or So I Thought
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Problem
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One Direct One Indirect
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Magic Experiments Never Really End
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My Memory Has Helped Me Learn to Write
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To Write a Poem Is to Undress in Public
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Feel Quickened by So Many Things
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Guitar Strings and Starlings Supercharge Me and Struggle Shepherds Me Towards Documentation
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Poems Come to My Mind Spontaneously Much as Fish Jump in a Quiet Lake
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The Poet Owns a Djinn Shut in a Bottle He Rubs Occasionally the Bottle Is His Mind
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Poetry Is Like Riding on a Train
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As I Start To Write I Think of PoChiiI
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He and PeopleThey Were Always One
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It Is Hard to Judge a Man of Another Century
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Sometimes I Wonder If It Is Really Me
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The Zeppelin They Called the Hindenburg
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He Was a Very Definite Sort of Man
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It Is No Wonder
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The Way Some Priests Read Their Prayer Books While Traveling on Trains Some Seem Very Comfortable on Club Cars
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Holy Cow I Didnt See That Truck He Said the Instant Before the Two of Them Struck
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Some Walk Some Ride and Some Are Drawn in Trains
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Transient
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For Me It Was a Strange Experience
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Tell You What His Driving Meant to Him
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En Route Boston by Motor in December
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Wreck of the Author
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Peru
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A SeventyYearOld Lady Told Me This
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To Be It and Read It Are Two Different Things
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Sleep Was a State He Could Never Understand
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Fly PanAmerican Anytime Everywhere
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He Was Twelve Years Old a Junior Space Cadet Actually a Fine Lad from Woonsocket If He Could He Would Be Flying Yet Ready to Take Off for ...
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Summer Is That Way
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He Was a Man of Many Many Parts
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Explorers Ventured Out and a Few Returned
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On the Road to Lhasa1946
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To a Camel in Peking
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Medical Bulletin
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When I Went to NanPin To Take My Post Such Was China in the Year of the Dog
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One Morning I Was Walking at Tulagi Along the Beach the Japanese Had DisappearedDo Not Ask Me WhyYou Can Ask Our Navy Why and Our ...
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In China I Learned about Gardens for Example
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Mornings Were Beautiful in Auckland in 1850
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PoChiiI and 1
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AUGUSTWar and Violence
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Warlock
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Have Seen the Fatigue of Hopeless Prisoners
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On the Sinking of a French Submarine The Sybille in the Mediter ranean Sea Somewhere Off Cannes
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Omen
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When Ideological Dragons Rip the World Apart on Its Foundations That Men Built
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Buddhism Is Only a Contract Between God and Individuals Who Thought His Name
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The Portrait of War Revolts Me and Confuses Me
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Mention Some Abstract Annoyances War Entails But Justified in the End by Victory
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Observing Jet Planes and Testing Reserve Pilots
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Insomnia and Fatigue from Lack of Sleep
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Amputee
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Sailors and Soldiers Always Were Different
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You Can Get Everything in Tiajuana Everything That Is That Money Can Buy Everything To Tweak Your Fancy By from Cigarettes Containing Ma...
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The Sergeant ArmyWise Discoursed on Drunks
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You Can Win Winsocki 1
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You Can Win Winsocki II
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Brief Episode about 1944
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Met Him Once in Haiti He Was a Magnificent Sample of Virility a Superb Physical Specimen of Manhood 1
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How I Became a Heroa True Story By a Bomber Pilot Who Actually Was One
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Have You Ever Taken Part in a Tremendous Military Movement?
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The Outcome Was Not Successful in This Case
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He Told Me That His Job Consisted of
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Do You Remember the TimeYes I Remember the Time It Was 1942
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Medical Officers Get Assigned Peculiar Jobs or Episode Shanghai 1946
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General Grant Told Me How Well Off He Was
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It Was a Dream I Understood Its Source
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Cross Currents
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From a Criminal Who Is Unapprehended Yet
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Loki Appointed Him His Designate
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Cardinal Mindzenty When I Heard the Terror of the Fate That Fell on You
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SEPTEMBERPublic Affairs
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Construction Was More Difficult in Those Days
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The Conquerors Sowed the Seed of Tragedy
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All the Old Wounds of Other Days Are Healed Now and All Their Pain Is Gone Away
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The Natives on Bougainville 1944
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Vituperative Words Fell in a Vast
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Residents Decide on Modernizing Beacon Hill
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Cathay Hotel Shanghai February 1946
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Memory of the Central Kingdom Year of the Dog
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Please Remember
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Phantom of New Orleans as It Once Was
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It Is the Waste in Our Country That Gets Me Down and the Failure To Salvage So Much That Is Salvageable
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On City Junk Heaps and Suburban Cemeteries
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He Seemed Singularly Unprepared
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Today the Nursery School Teacher Is the Childs
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Primary Narcissism Is Converted from SelfLove into Sec ondary Narcissism Love of Parents First Then Love of Children This Was Shortly After 1900
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Alcoholic Diplomatic
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Particularly in North America
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To Baronin Von HungernStarnHermberg
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On a Certain Type of Practical Journalist
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The Infinite Tragedy of Bureaucracy
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After Narrowly Missing a Crash in a Jet Plane I Thought How
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On Bougainville Among Some Melanesians Naughty Hands by Voodoo Were Controlled
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Some Letters Arent on the Level but This One Was I Recall Several in Particular That Were Not
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The Color of Your Skin Is Important in Haiti
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Drunk or Drank Like for As If and Proven Instead of Proved
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News Service PeriMondial
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America You Speak with So Many Voices I Hardly Know Which Ones To Listen to Consider the Young CoastGuardsman from Honolulu Stationed i...
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Mean the United States of America Every Time I Say America
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America Is a Savory Recipe
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Europe Since 1815 Up to Now
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OCTOBERCity Life
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Im a Dope Until the Coffee Takes Hold
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After Midnight on a Saturday Night So Actually It Is Early Sunday Morning Possibly One or Two Not Yet Three oclock
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Meal Eaten in Silence Quietly
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Margie Once Beautiful Is Now a Cynic She Became Too Involved in Her Own Brand of Humor
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She Was What I Would Call an ExtrovertMrs Carter of Providence and Sugar Hill
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Joint
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The Bartender at the Hotel Tivoli Said
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I Hope You Dont
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A Bartender Who Had Been Around a Lot Told Me He Had Served More Than a Million Drinks How Do You Figure That Out? I
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Dreamer of Unvisited Passages
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They Were Like Magpies
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Radio Video Are Funny That Way I Believe Both of Them Are Here To Stay Two Curious Gadgets Time Will Not Take Away
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Each City Has a Kind of Memory
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Hot Spell
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Dreamy the Walls of the Boston Storage Warehouse Lined Along Massa chusetts Avenue
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Mendicant with Tin Cup and a Wooden Leg
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To Write a Book AboutYes Thats It
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Beg You
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The Bath Has Dozens of Collaborators
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Hospital Construction Should Be Fireproof ConcreteSteel and Stone or CinderBlock
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After Two Hours in a SurrealistCubist AbstractNonObjective Art Gallery
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JonesSmith and Co
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Mornings Are Always Marvelous to Me
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Character Does Not Matter To a Certain Woman
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Oddly Their Modernity Was Antique They Found What the True Crusaders Seek
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Venice Was the Bride of the Sea and One Time Gave the Adriatic Her Heart
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The First Yea Verily Presbyterian Church in Nashville Tennessee Yes Tennessee Is Built in the Classical Egyptian Style
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The Charming Couple That We Used To Know Goodness That Was Thirty Years Ago
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Victorian Vignette 1884 Mr Winslow Was a Proper Bostonian
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Nothing Really Is What It Calls Itself
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Speaking to a Woman So Addressed
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NOVEMBERAt the
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Niagara
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At the Place in China Where Li Po Is Said To Have Committed Suicide Once Upon a Time
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Going Out
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It Is Hard To Take the Mind from Where It Has Been Attached So Long and Faithfully
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Kelley
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Am in Favor of Organized Constructiveness
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Have No Idea Where My Heart Will Go After We Are Buried under Snow Actually Some Sort of Change Occurs The Spirit Enters into a New Dimen...
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On the Death of a Friend Whose Pleasure Was in Raising Roses
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Is He Still There?
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The Horse Whose Fate Was Sealed by Buzzard Claws
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On a Child Dying from a Tumor of the Brain
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Old Age Is a Race Between Death and Psychosis
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I Am Tired of Being Worn
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When Azrael Calls
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Hated To Leave the Music and Go Outside
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She Denied the Reality of His Death
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In Memory of a Faithful Boyhood Friend
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He Drove His Wife to Suicide
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Life Is Like Water Flowing Under a Ship Only So Much of Life Relates to the Womb Life Is Like Water No One Knows Where It Ends Some Say N...
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Not Distant from a Battlefield War Was Yielding Its Historic Yield The Victim A Young Soldier a Litter Case The Picture One That Time Will Not Er...
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The Crossing Was Delightful Although the Weather Was What I Would Call f2 Weather Most of the Time
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When Some People Are Sick
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Killed in Mississippi Hotel Fire Greenville March 4 It Could Be Any Year
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Life Which Began as a Matter of Soap Bubbles Once Upon and Far Ago in Time Turned into a Forest of Numerals
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You Are Replaceable
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In His Will He Specified Cremation Also That His Ashes Be Perfumed with Chanel Number Five Actually I Knew Him and He Was Real That Is as Re...
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When Flowers Die They Dry or Liquify
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On the Death of a Pullman Porter
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In the Morning
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Class Picture Several Decades Back
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DECEMBERPhilosophic
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Deep Somewhere in the Abstract Lexicon of Quantum Physics There Is No Such Word As Really That I Know Indeed I Do
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Truth Is Far Beyond Ordinary Perception This Is an Example of What I Mean
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On the Stone Carvings on the CaveTemples of West China
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Shiva
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Life and Some People
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Trade
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All Is Nothing and Nothing Is Everything
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Grandmother Anna I Can Thank You for This
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Proctor
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Please Be Careful and Try Not To Break Things
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Mystic Religious Moment in the Midst of It All
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The Eager Poets with Their Great Concern for Things Men Mutilate or Rape or Burn
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This Is How My Mind Works If You Must Know For Example These Are Some of My Thoughts on Waking
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The Unhappy Rich Man and His Truth Machine Many People Do Not Want To Be Told the Truth
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After All the Unimportant Things Are Taken Care of the Important Things Rise To Be Considered and the Sight of Them Is More Important Than th...
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Observe People on Bicycles
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The Emperor Was Planning His New Garden To Be the Supreme
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Obituaries Salted by Long Tears
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