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platospupil: When the tree bares, the music of it changes: Hard and keen is the sound, long and mournful; Pale are the poplar boughs in the evening light Above my house, against a slate-cold cloud. –Conrad Potter Aiken (1889–1973)

soriverlibrary: BIRTHDAY OF CONRAD AIKEN Conrad Potter Aiken was an American writer and poet, honored with a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and was U.S. Poet Laureate from 1950-2. August 5, 1889, Savannah, GA

YogiScottL: "The sunshine of life is made up of very little beams, that are bright all the time." ~ Conrad Potter Aiken

SOUNZnz: A poem by Conrad Potter Aiken provides the tragic text for Gabriel Khor’s ‘Zudora’, a setting for soprano and piano. The composer accompanies soprano Emma Cronshaw-Hunt in this Resound film from the 2018 Lilburn Trust NZSM Composers Competition. Emma was…

TourBonaventure: Bonaventure Cemetery Tours . . . Conrad Potter Aiken (1889-1973) the poet and Pulizer Prize writer, was born in Sav...

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