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Makings by Gary Snyder | Sunday, November 08, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

November 8th, 2015

Episode 393 of 783 episodes

I watched my father’s friends Roll cigarettes, when I was young Leaning against our black tarpaper shack. The wheatstraw grimy in their hands Talking of cars and tools and jobs Everybody out of work. the quick flip back And thin lick stick of the tongue, And a twist, and a fingernail flare of match. I... Read more »

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