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John Haines – City of Orphans

Given the current conflicts across this land and the earth, this timeless poem from the late John Haines conveys the words I have no voice for. How strange to think of those street sand vacant lots, the sandhills where we played and dug our trenches; the forts we built, the enemies we conjured to aim […]
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John Haines – City of Orphans

I typically read and have been influenced by John Haines nature poems and memoirs, but this poem is timeless. How strange to think of those street sand vacant lots, the sandhills where we played and dug our trenches; the forts we built, the enemies we conjured to aim our stick-guns at, and then went home […]
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