[Publisher’s Note: The last Marshall Jamison poem we published here in Boles Blogs was — Paul’s Wife — on June 15, 2000. Marshall died September 2, 2003 at the age of 85. We still massively miss him. Boles Blogs author Steve Gaines — who worked with Marshall in educational television in Nebraska — recently found the following poem Marshall wrote to celebrate Steve’s retirement from the network. Steve was kind enough to email us Marshall’s original, handwritten, poem — which we are overjoyed to present to you today: The first new Marshall Jamison poem published here in 13 years; and a decade after his death.]
Although I saw her only twice In the bleak light of the hospital room She shared with her […]
Very late last night I heard Billy Taylor play most of the works of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington […]
I’m saying good-bye to Nebraska –
some years after I left it physically.
It has been my custom to salute
staff members of the Nebraska Educational Network,
with whom I served for almost twenty years,
with a few lines of poetry,
when they left the Network.
(Some critics might deem the efforts doggerel.)
One summer day about seventy years ago or more my younger brother, Jim and I fished for flounders […]
My father was the smartest man I knew. All my life. But he couldn’t hit a curve ball. […]
On a corner in the Village where MacDougal Street meets Minetta Lane still stands the ancient bar where […]