The Writer's Almanac

Each day, Garrison Keillor reads a poem and relates stories of significant events touching literary history.

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Ode on Solitude by Alexander Pope | Sunday, May 01, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Happy the man whose wish and care           A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air,                                          In his own ground. Whose herds with milk, whose fields with bread,           Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer yield him shade,                                          In winter fire. Blest, who can unconcernedly find           Hours, days, and years... Read more »