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October, 1582

The Julian calendar threw
Spring’s equinox path far askew 
But Gregory’s shift
Of ten days closed the rift
So Easter eggs roll now on cue

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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 11:49:00 PM
    This is another great one Duke and tells facts of history. I so love history. I used to think I was going to be an archaeologist ;} ,,,, I was looking at a picture of girl looking out to sea at a ship as I wrote She Waits"

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 9:07:00 PM
    this is wonderful!! I was able to find where I left off. So I will try to see a bunch of these now. By the way, perfect meter on this one. I think it 's not difficult to do limerick meter, but I find very few poets here who "have it" and YOU have it!!!

  1. Date: 2/14/2011 9:28:00 PM
    That's what Pope Gregory did for us back then. You have described everything well in this limerick.

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 5:22:00 AM
    enjoyed reading today.

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 4:23:00 AM
    I say from the poetry I am reading this morning it seems it was an inspiring weekend for all. Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry with us Duke. Love, Carol