Three Beards - Don Hall

Three Beards : The New Yorker: " . . . . When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone onto my chest, my beard roared like a lion and lengthened four inches. The hair on my head grew longer and more jumbled, and with Linda’s encouragement I never restrained its fury. Linda wheelchaired me through airports as my eighties prolonged, and more than ever I enjoyed being grubby and noticeable. As I decline more swiftly toward the grave I have made certain that everyone knows—my children know, Linda knows, my undertaker knows—that no posthumous razor may scrape my blue face. Donald Hall published his final book of poems, “The Back Chamber,” in 2011. A book of his essays will be published in 2014. "

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