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DateTitleFirst LineAuthorSecond AuthorWhat Imitated
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2/26/2011Sat.Untiedas well as things already loosened, thisGideon Burton
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2/25/2011Fri.WildernessAgainst these pools of matted dust, this crushGideon Burton
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2/24/2011Thurs.MogulsThe mountain wall a powdered canvas, whiteGideon Burton
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2/23/2011Wed.Fall Faster, NightFall faster, night, whose breathing, breeding starsGideon Burton
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2/22/2011Tues.Sing to MeBuild evenly with phrases made of soundGideon Burton
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2/21/2011Mon.There Will Be FriesTonight there will be fries, and fries aplentyGideon Burton
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2/20/2011Sun.SquintingWhere ends the world or where it all began,Gideon Burton
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2/19/2011Sat.UnencumberedOur things are weights, are tethers, hobbles, denseGideon Burton
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2/18/2011Fri.Safe RageBe angry, find and spill your blackest bile.Gideon Burton
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2/17/2011Thurs.Chance and ChoiceA world of chance and choice, a plane not planedGideon Burton
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2/16/2011Wed.Love and SaturnAs though an errant comet came so closeGideon Burton
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2/15/2011Tues.Gravity: A Love StoryAttraction, bodies, falling -- and a forceGideon Burton
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2/14/2011Mon.Reboundwhat happens is you find the world is hard,Gideon Burton
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2/13/2011Sun.Alchemical RomanceDark transformations of the primal matter:Gideon Burton
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2/12/2011Sat.PrecessionsA liquid in the liquid, flow on flowGideon Burton
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2/11/2011Fri.A Marriage is a MysteryA marriage is a mystery, a ruseGideon Burton
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2/10/2011Thurs.DawnOh, yes, but even quieter: a toneGideon Burton
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2/9/2011Wed.Out of PrismAs though I were a dark and sandy wasteGideon Burton
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2/8/2011Tues.Grades: A VituperationI'm measuring the measuring today,Gideon Burton
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2/7/2011Mon.Cold CerealCold cereal, my morning's grainy ration,Gideon Burton
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2/6/2011Sun.Before NewtonBefore we knew the measuring, beforeGideon Burton
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2/5/2011Sat.StreamThe pebbles underneath the quiet stream,Gideon Burton
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2/4/2011Fri.In Perfect BodiesThe morning of our common rising -- newGideon Burton
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2/3/2011Thurs.Love and TimeThough great with green the trees were sheared to bones,Gideon BurtonWilliam ShakespeareSonnet 73
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2/2/2011Wed.Garbage Truck ApocalypseA parable: You lie there in your bed,Gideon Burton
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2/1/2011Tues.Sign SeenThen comes the signal -- not the one you'd hopedGideon Burton
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1/31/2011Mon.Snow LightI think this time the snow was made of lightGideon Burton
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1/30/2011Sun.Seeking the GoodAll lovely things and virtuous, the whiteGideon Burton
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1/29/2011Sat.A Perfect LanguageSo tense with time, conjoined to circumstance,Gideon Burton
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1/28/2011Fri.Will I Remember?Will I remember? Gushing waters burstGideon Burton
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1/27/2011Thurs.Thy Mind, Oh, ManThy mind, oh man, must stretch to every height,Gideon BurtonJoseph SmithPassage: "They mind, O man!..."
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1/26/2011Wed.The Faith of JosephHow dread those powers gathering the nightGideon Burton
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1/25/2011Tues.The Smith of SoulsIf nothing more, Elijah in our hearts!Gideon Burton
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1/24/2011Mon.TranslatorThe gold was grayed and cold; the plates were thin.Gideon Burton
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1/23/2011Sun.First VisionIt had been raining, softly, through the leaves,Gideon Burton
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1/22/2011Sat.RaysLike sun rays angled in the water, bentGideon Burton
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1/21/2011Fri.Illumine MeWithin this soundless depthless darkest wasteGideon BurtonJohn Miltonfrom Paradise Lost
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1/20/2011Thurs.A Drowningyou wake you gulp slap surface sink you kickGideon Burton
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1/19/2011Wed.VeilFor eons an existence without endGideon Burton
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1/18/2011Tues.ImpatienceThis bore, this augur, drilling down to tapGideon Burton
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1/17/2011Mon.What a Piece of WorkHow is it no one, nothing pleases me?Gideon BurtonWilliam Shakespearefrom Hamlet
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1/16/2011Sun.At RestIf there were other options, had the soundGideon Burton
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1/15/2011Sat.Go Broke With MeThe simple economics of my loveGideon Burton
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1/14/2011Fri.RibsYou vegetarians -- just walk on by.Gideon Burton
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1/13/2011Thurs.Ice DamsThe snow has had some time to settle in:Gideon Burton
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1/12/2011Wed.Luscious PeachesDon't picture them, forget the way they smell.Gideon Burton
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1/11/2011Tues.ReturnedAnd after so much time, so many daysGideon Burton
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1/10/2011Mon.My Grandmother's CrossingI’ll be strong enough to cross the river,Kathy CowleyGideon Burton"We Will Cross the River"
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1/9/2011Sun.We Will Cross the RiverLet us be strong enough to cross the river,Gideon Burton
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1/8/2011Sat.MusicThe silence of the drying ink, so stillGideon Burton
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1/7/2011Fri.Shakespeares of Our OwnOh brave new world! No longer dim and cold,Gideon Burton
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1/6/2011Thurs.Manta Ray LoveShall I compare thee to a manta ray?Gideon BurtonWilliam ShakespeareSonnet 18
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1/5/2011Wed.CurrentsA liquid in the liquid, flow on flowGideon Burton
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1/4/2011Tues.WillGive me that man that is not passion's slave,Gideon BurtonWilliam Shakespearefrom Hamlet
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1/3/2011Mon.The Shining OneThe Shining One, because he has ascendedGideon BurtonJoseph SmithD&C 88:6-13
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1/2/2011Sun.Snow MoreContinuing its mute descent, the clothGideon Burton
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1/1/2011Sat.Begin AgainDismember anything that might remain --Gideon Burton
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12/31/2010Fri.Then Comes an EndAn end, conclusion, coming to a closeGideon Burton
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12/30/2010Thurs.User RequestMachines, have mercy on our sluggish kind.Gideon Burton
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12/29/2010Wed.Sacred Rivers of the MoonThe moon is full of sacred rivers, softGideon Burton
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12/28/2010Tues.The DeadAgain the snow taps lightly on the panesGideon BurtonJames JoyceThe Dead (short story)
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12/27/2010Mon.Io, PassingObserve her passing Jupiter again,Gideon Burton
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12/26/2010Sun.Unto the LeastUnto the least of these as unto me:Gideon BurtonMatthew 25:35-40
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12/25/2010Sat.It Will Be ColderIt will be colder, slightly, as the wind,Gideon Burton
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12/24/2010Fri.His Yoke is EasyHe'll come: sky-shredding Jesus robed in redGideon Burton
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12/23/2010Thurs.Christmas, PresentArrayed in papered glory round the treeGideon Burton
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12/22/2010Wed.Winter WatchIn magnitudes, degrees upon degreesGideon Burton
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12/21/2010Tues.Snow Like goopy icing sugaring all the roads,Gideon Burton
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12/20/2010Mon.Kingdoms ManyNo portion unapportioned, worlds on end,Gideon BurtonD&C 88:37
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12/19/2010Sun.The Lord's PrayerOh, walker of the clouds, we call thy name.Gideon BurtonMatthew 6:9-13
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12/18/2010Sat.Star SeaThe islands multiply across the seaGideon Burton
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12/17/2010Fri.Bronze SkyThis sky, a bronze, contracting bowl, a pasteGideon Burton
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12/16/2010Thurs.SnowThroughout the numbing night soft silt descendsGideon Burton
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12/15/2010Wed.TestimonyAs other things we bear it has a weight,Gideon Burton
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12/14/2010Tues.Evening, SmearedAs oddly issued as these latter hintsGideon Burton
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12/13/2010Mon.Thing StuckWhatever we collect along the wayGideon Burton
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12/12/2010Sun.Having Seen and HeardWhat I have seen and heard and clearly known,Gideon Burton
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12/11/2010Sat.What Winter Now?Amid what winter now? And why so weak?Gideon Burton
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12/10/2010Fri.White ElephantA velvet Elvis bought in Mexico;Gideon Burton
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12/9/2010Thurs.Not Your Average Love SonnetMy mistress could compel the rocks to woo.Gideon BurtonWilliam ShakespeareSonnet 130
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12/8/2010Wed.Screen MeltThe screen is melting under heavy light,Gideon Burton
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12/7/2010Tues.Bleak MidwinterMidwinter, bleak with moaning, frosty winds;Gideon BurtonIn the Bleak Midwinter (traditional carol)
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12/6/2010Mon.Prone to WanderI wander, prone to wander, prone to leaveGideon BurtonRobert RobinsonCome, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
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12/5/2010Sun.PleaLet me forego, forget, forgive, forsakeGideon Burton
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12/4/2010Sat.RoseOf flowers none so precious as the rose,Gideon BurtonThere is No Rose (traditional carol)
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12/3/2010Fri.Salt and BloodHe lets it fall. It falls, descending pallGideon Burton
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12/2/2010Thurs.Memory CrimeOblivion, sweet gift from passing timeGideon Burton
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12/1/2010Wed.Chewing GumAsleep in tropic sapodilla trunks,Gideon Burton
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11/30/2010Tues.Who is Kurtz?I say a name that's hemoglobin red,Gideon BurtonJoseph Conradpassage from Heart of Darkness
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11/29/2010Mon.SonnetingTo find a form sustaining me enoughGideon Burton
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11/28/2010Sun.He Bears No MoreOnce humbly born, a lowly lamb and meek;Gideon BurtonParley P. Pratt"Jesus, Once of Humble Birth"
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11/27/2010Sat.WinterThe argument of Winter settling inGideon Burton
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11/26/2010Fri.Cosmic SkepticWith little lenses pointed to the skyGideon Burton
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11/25/2010Thurs.PimentoYour love is the pimento, red and sharpGideon Burton
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11/24/2010Wed.Red WheelbarrowSo much depends upon the window paneGideon BurtonWilliam Carlos Williams"The Red Wheelbarrow"
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11/23/2010Tues.Why WaldenTo be deliberately alive; that's whyGideon Burton
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