The Writer's Almanac

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

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Flamingo Watching by Kay Ryan | Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

Wherever the flamingo goes, she brings a city’s worth of furbelows. She seems unnatural by nature— too vivid and peculiar a structure to be pretty, and flexible to the point of oddity. Perched on those legs, anything she does seems like an act. Descending on her egg or draping her head along her back, she’s... Read more »

Love Poem by Paul Zimmer | Sunday, September 24, 2017 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

1 Last days before first frost we stroll out hand in hand to see yellow sulfurs lift                in multitudes                over the fields flittering in ecstatic pairs                to descend and spangle the hay 2                Months later trudging winter fields in the morning sun we see their million rapturous spirits have risen through layers of drift                to... Read more »