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American Life in Poetry: "A Little Shiver"

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Another winter is upon us, and Barton Sutter, a poet who lives in Duluth, knows all about cold and snow. Here's a preview to get us thinking about what's in store for us.


A Little Shiver

After the news, the forecaster crowed

With excitement about his bad tidings:

Eighteen inches of snow! Take cover!

A little shiver ran through the community.

Children abandoned their homework.

Who cared about the hypotenuse now?

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