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  1. The mosquitoes are arriving. You can repel them by reading this poem aloud.

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    May 13, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Some users get results by just chanting the line I know your game now, streaky sorcerer. For maximum protection, though, read the whole poem at the top of your lungs. D.…


  2. You think being the court poet, back in the kings-and-castles day, was an easy deal? Guess again.

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    April 21, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    Ron Koertge’s “Occasional Poems” appears in his collection The Ogre’s Wife, and is reprinted by permission of Red Hen Press. That Red Hen link will take you to their website,…


  3. On Lockerbie Street with James Whitcomb Riley

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    April 11, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    It’s National Poetry Month and, more specifically, it seems to be James Whitcomb Riley Week on our website. A JWR post went up on the Kids’ Blog, this week, and…


  4. 3 Poems by Cecilia Llompart

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    April 1, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    April is National Poetry Month, and we begin with three poems from a new poet. “‘Blessed Are the Wingless . . . ‘” and ”Six Owls” and “Five Horses (A Gratitude)”…


  5. The Empty Chair

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    March 17, 2014 by Reader's Connection

    An acquaintance of my father’s was consulted during the exorcism which inspired William Peter Blatty’s novel The Exorcist. If my father hadn’t told me about that, and explained that the…


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