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This made me stop and think. I wonder about the setting - past, present? I wonder about where you were going, I wonder about your realtionship with Ernest. I wonder about what transpired right before, and what will transpire after. I think the best poetry makes you wonder.
This makes me think of how at rare moments we have insight into another person's view of the world, how we may each have our own thoughts but they come together somehow and we share a connection...
Okay, this is sumptuous - rich images created in a few words and in the lines between lines: Hemingway's beard, but his ball cap, too; his African adventures, but his Ketchum home as well - a place where the snowy hills of Idaho and the elephants of the Serengheti come together. Just like the poet and the novelist. I really like this. Thank you for sharing!
Were you drinking in a clean, well-lighted place? (And if it was Spain, I'm sure it was café olé you were drinking.) Enjoyed it (but then, I enjoy all things Hemingway, making me a dying breed...)
Don't worry, Ken, you are not alone in that dying breed. I have loved Hemingway since early college days when I read "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber". I love Hemingway's simplicity and I am envious of his travels and life experiences.
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Ken C said:Were you drinking in a clean, well-lighted place? (And if it was Spain, I'm sure it was café olé you were drinking.) Enjoyed it (but then, I enjoy all things Hemingway, making me a dying breed...)