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Ernie Pyle
Posted by: Pam Adams (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 18, 2006 01:13PM

I came across this one on the Robert W. Service web page. I agree- I love Ernie Pyle's work.


Ernie Pyle
-Robert W. service

I wish I had a simple style
In writing verse,
As in his prose had Ernie Pyle,
So true and terse;
Springing so forthright from the heart
With guileless art.

I wish I could put back a dram
As Ernie could;
I wish that I could cuss and damn
As soldier should;
And fain with every verse would I
Ernie outvie.

Alas! I cannot claim his high
Nor emulate his pungent, dry
Nor share his love of common folk
Who bear life's yolk.

Oh Ernie, who on earth I knew
In war and wine,
Though frail of frame, in soul how you
Were pure and fine!
I'm proud that once when we were plastered
You called me 'bastard.'

Re: Ernie Pyle
Posted by: Elliot (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 18, 2006 06:15PM

Ernei Pile was also a WWII correspondent. A biography of his was in my parent's bookshelves. Sadly, at the time I was not into biography; did not know he.. was a poet as well...

Re: Ernie Pyle
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: October 18, 2006 06:46PM

There is some info here:

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and samples of his work here:

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Re: Ernie Pyle
Posted by: marian2 (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 19, 2006 03:26AM

Yolk's a joke - surely it should read yoke?

Re: Ernie Pyle
Posted by: Hugh Clary (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 19, 2006 12:35PM

Oddly, it appears on all the pages I saw on the net, including [] />
Still, mebbe Service figured all the common folk were yeggs.

Re: Ernie Pyle
Posted by: marian2 (192.168.128.---)
Date: October 19, 2006 01:19PM

I think I'd rather bear life's yolk than life's white - easier to handle and more nutritious!

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/19/2006 01:19PM by marian2.

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