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(7 June 1917 – 3 December 2000 / Topeka, Kansas)

The Bean Eaters

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair.
Dinner is a casual affair.
Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood,
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  • Mario Rios Pinot (4/30/2009 2:26:00 PM)

    I like this poem and I like this poet. I found a cd one hour long from my public library and it was wonderful. What a wonderful voice and the poems seem so simple and enduring. Thank you.

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  • Tanny Quin (7/8/2008 12:30:00 PM)

    I love this poem I know some people just like this! ! ! They are homely and happy
    the way they are. Beans are there favorite meal too! ! How fun! ! ! just enjoying your
    poetry Phebe

  • Michael Shepherd (9/3/2005 5:04:00 AM)

    Poetry from the heart that touches the heart. What greater? Love you, GB.

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