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"In northern Africa, there grows a strong, wiry grass used for making rope. The Spanish named it esparto. Rope made from African esparto is so tough it can be wound in a coil to form the sole of a shoe. Both the shoes and the word for the rope esparto migrated across the Mediterranean to southern France where such shoes came to be called espadrilles.
Today I am going to read a sestina called "Espadrilles are Mortal" that was sent in by Lois Read. ... "
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Date-stamped 8-25-12, but material is not date-specific.