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Doomsday Poetry with Arthur Guiterman

There are a few poems I’ve attempted to memorize. Archibald Lampman’s The City of the End of Things is in there somewhere, so too is Kipling’s Mandalay and a few ditties by Ogden Nash. The statues are falling and essay after essay urges the destruction of historical documents. So, I find myself reciting Arthur Guiterman’s (1871-1943) signature poem to …

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Mongol Yurts Are Going Out Of Style

The Mongol Nomad’s vaulted Yurt Is home to his encircled dirt And when his horde rides off to sack They kick the steppey dust right back His muddy Yurt is clouded dry To circle red his Nomad lady’s eye. Between 2010 and 2015, the proportion of households living in yurts declined by 1.3 percentage points, …

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