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

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Nights Our House Comes to Life by Matthew Brennan | Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Some nights in midwinter when the creek clogs With ice and the spines of fir trees stiffen Under a blank, frozen sky, On these nights our house comes to life. It happens when you’re half asleep: A sudden crack, a fractured dream, you bolting Upright—but all you can hear is the clock Your great-grandfather found... Read more »