Poetry. "Down the road, before I die, I want the ghostly poetic angel Bill Gainer to visit me and tell me all about the extraordinary place they’ve carved out in the afterlife for creative beings like him ... The arrangement of his OLD MAN POEMS is a fantastic reflection of mortal man through the eyes of a poet who can communicate like a playwright. This is a brilliant collection that should be accompanied by fireflies, a marathon night of piano playing by Tom Waits, a dancehall till dawn, some bourbon, and the warm breath of a lover’s before life flashes and as Gainer puts it, 'time calls no more.'" —Daniel Yaryan"A warm and gentle melancholy flows through this collection, in which the poems manage to be both intimate and conversational. They speak of aging and the passing of time; friends and lovers lost to the years. Yet even when the matter is dark, the pieces have an inherent playfulness and good humor. At the end of it you feel you’ve shared some heavy conversation and a good many beers with the old fellow down at the end of the bar. When they finally close it down and you have to go home, you might still feel a bit sad about the way of things, but you’ll be chuckling a bit as well." —William Taylor Jr.
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Bill Gainer's world is not a safe place, not for the old men, not for him. It's a place of mysterious things, happenings, people, and times. It's a place where the mysteries of old men are told, not with guilt, but as they happened. THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK OF OLD MAN POEMS tells of a time mostly past, not forgotten, but hidden away in the hearts of old men, its magic intact.Author City: PENN VALLEY, CA USA