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Kelly J. Henson

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T.S. Eliot

Lent: A Season for Hidden Growth

April is the cruelest month...” When I used to teach T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Wasteland” to North Carolina high school students, they always stopped right there at the first line in consternation. How could anyone think spring is cruel? The... Continue Reading →

Breeding Lilacs

"APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. Summer surprised... Continue Reading →

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