B H Fairchild

(1942 - / Houston, Texas.)

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Body and Soul


Half-numb, guzzling bourbon and Coke from coffee mugs,
our fathers fall in love with their own stories, nuzzling
the facts but mauling the truth, and my friend's father begins
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  • Rookie - 62 Points John Vincent (8/27/2014 6:56:00 PM)

    This poetry is hauntingly beautiful and sad. They don't make men like that anymore. Women weren't doing their one job, so men gave them another. They were doing okay for awhile, making men like that. But they don't make men like that anymore. Women aren't doing either job, but men kept giving them another. Men gave them the Future to care for.

    So now we don't have one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 110 Points Bill Upton (3/15/2014 8:04:00 PM)

    One of the most visual and introspective poems I have ever read. To build up to the crescendo that was the greatness of Mantle even at a very young age, was magnificent. I am still shaking my head over the wrap-around build up to the end. A truly spectacular poem. And I am not generally given to such praise. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Blue Dragonfly (5/12/2013 4:35:00 AM)

    Awesome....Had similar relatives who I've always admired and always will, who lived in Ouchie, Ok in the early
    50's near Spavinaw.... I remember their little white house and front porch and how hard they worked and
    loved.. Always longed for this kind of tale concerning one of my heros.....The great Mick... Thank you.... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,840 Points Savita Tyagi (3/15/2013 6:31:00 PM)

    Reading your poem was like listening a neighbor tell the story. So good to read a poem connected with Oklahoma. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,840 Points Martin O'Neill (3/16/2012 5:41:00 AM)

    I was lost.... sailing over the Allis Chalmers and squinting into the dust clouded sun..

    Sublime. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points John Raubenheimer (3/15/2012 4:48:00 PM)

    Not often I get so engrossed in a long poem that I forget how long it is. What a beautiful piece of storytelling. How lovely to read a poem with such a long, deep reach. I am lost in this poem and found again. Thank you poemhunter for sending me this poem... How wonderful for someone to be able to write like this. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points Phyllis T. Halle (3/15/2012 3:03:00 PM)

    BH, your lovely stroy touched me deeply and your choice of words dazzled me. Thanks for a great moment of reminiscing and seeing into the future and understanding people and my self a little better! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points Michael Shepherd (2/21/2006 5:38:00 AM)

    Rich, you've probably discovered by now that Fairchild remains one of the greatest American poets from the heroic age of the common man. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points Rich Hanson (4/18/2005 4:42:00 PM)

    My apologies. I meant to hit '10' instead of '9.' Would've given it a '20' if I could have. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 63 Points Rich Hanson (4/18/2005 4:40:00 PM)

    Wow! Simply the best baseball poem I have ever had the pleasure to read. Who are you, Mr Fairchild? Have you published any of your work? (Report) Reply

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