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At the top of the stairs there's a musty room
Full of curiosities weird and rare:

Hummingbird nest,
A globe of all the world,
A two-headed snake kept in a jar,
Newspapers from near and far,
Drawers and drawers of butterflies,
A fossil rock,
An ancient arrowhead,
Many, many books are there, just waiting to be read,
A portrait of a woman fair, his sister, I believe,
And up above your head you'll see
A swooping hawk--it's taxidermy.

Inspired by "Big Daddy" Edd Ingram's collection
27 August 2017

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Date: 8/30/2017 7:42:00 AM
Love the form, what an interesting piece Anita, thanks to Professor Ingram's collection....
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Anita Harris
Date: 8/30/2017 2:31:00 PM
Thanks for stopping in, Charlie. The family's reaction has been "whatever happened to all that stuff?" Nobody knows!
Date: 8/28/2017 11:30:00 AM
Interesting poem, Anita. It definitely sounds like things an eccentric, old professor would say.
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Date: 8/28/2017 7:34:00 AM
ingrammatical, what is a live octopus doing there?
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Anita Harris
Date: 8/28/2017 11:42:00 AM
The octopus was another specimen in a jar of formaldehyde. I did not want to repeat "in a jar". Any suggestions?
Date: 8/28/2017 5:51:00 AM
Lovely insight and observation--a poem well done, Anita!
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Date: 8/27/2017 11:57:00 PM
this poem is very cool i love it
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