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Emily Dickinson Poem
How slow the Wind'
 by Emily Dickinson

1571

How slow the Wind-
how slow the sea-
how late their Fathers be!



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Births on this day in history

  • 10/24/1950 - Gabriella Sica - Italian poet and author
  • 10/24/1930 - Elaine Feinstein - English poet
  • 10/24/1927 - Barbara Robinson - American author and poet (d. 2013)
  • 10/24/1923 - Denise Levertov - British-born American poet (d. 1997)
  • 10/24/1885 - Alice Perry - Irish engineer and poet (d. 1969)
  • 10/24/1788 - Sarah Josepha Hale - American author and poet (d. 1879)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 10/24/1969 - Behçet Kemal Çağlar - Turkish poet and politician (b. 1908)
  • 10/24/1943 - Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau - Canadian poet and painter (b. 1912)
  • 10/24/1875 - Raffaello Carboni - Italian-Australian author and poet (b. 1817)