Maura Stanton

  • By the Sea

    The spears on the plain of Troy. Glittered like things that hadn’t been invented— Holiday tinsel, bristling antennas, A cabinet of needles…

  • Royal Harp

    Made by Egan, in Dublin ca. 1804–1841 Big golden harps make me think of angels, But here’s one, only as tall as my knee. I kneel down to…

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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