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by brian doyle…

It’s all about mercy. That’s what it is all about under and through. Grace under duress. Attentiveness to suffering and the subsequent reaching out of hands to provide and purvey whatever help one can offer. Mercy.”     It was with the heaviest of hearts that we learned of friend…

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is that your real nose?

I think you might find one or two tiny things to think about, listening to old bumbling shaggy me up on this stage. You might be moved a little, or at least giggle, or hear something you open up shyly later and ponder for yourself. Maybe not. I make no…

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the lakes

Blue was the smiling surface, blue caught the sun, blue was the gleaming glittering summer lake the old folks savored from the porches of their cabins as they sipped their whiskey sours and listened to the baseball game faintly on the radio…   by brian doyle     We never…

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flagrant foul

He never seemed to hurry but he never seemed to be at rest, either—an odd dynamic, a sort of relaxed perpetual motion…”   by brian doyle   When someone dies, we mourn the loss of his verve and the stilling of his body, but not so much the way he…

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blue

We tie him down. Blue’s sobering a little now but he’s not sober enough to fight back and he hangs over the side like a dead dog….”   by brian doyle   One time in 1944 we were on our gunboats and discovered our compasses didn’t work. Compasses then were…

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notes on the poem Ggfddfg

Ggfddfg ggfddfg s ghhgtgftrttu ,,;,,,,, ,;, s =aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahjs a iw3kwk r d e __e ____e _______eee ___________d ___________l ____t — Joseph Doyle     by brian doyle   It is the quasi-Welsh motif sounded tersely in the opening line that rivets me first in this recent effort by the modern…

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mule

The pony carried a sack of seed or corn that sagged from side the side as the pony waddled along. It was old and fat but looked capable of dragging a prisoner….”   by brian doyle   To drag the prisoner properly behind a horse you had to have a…

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