Is it important to set boundaries? Why?

Title

Mending Wall

Author

Frost, Robert

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Reading

Overview

Robert Frost is perhaps the most famous American poet of the twentieth century. The narrator of this well-known poem is a landowner who meets once a year with his neighbor to mend the wall between…

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The Distant Moon

Author

Campo, Rafael

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Reading

Overview

In "The Distant Moon," physician-poet Rafael Campo, who teaches at Harvard Medical School, explores the complexities and subtleties of the doctor-patient relationship.  The poem centers…

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Title

The Guardian Angel

Author

Dunn, Stephen

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Reading

Overview

In this poem by contemporary American poet Stephen Dunn, a guardian angel despairs of being able to protect the souls in his charge.  But he is "in for the long haul" and keeps trying…

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Title

Hands

Author

Anderson, Sherwood

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Reading

Overview

Sherwood Anderson was an Ohio-born author whose early education was interrupted when he needed to support his family. After moving to Chicago in 1893 to continue his education and again in 1912 to…

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Title

Conjectures of A Guilty Bystander (excerpt)

Author

Merton, Thomas

Type

Reading

Overview

Thomas Merton (1915–1968) was born in Prades, France. He grew up in France and England before moving to the United States and earning a BA and an MA from Columbia University in New York City.…

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