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By Roger Dey
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Poetry in the Blackfoot

 

Roger Dey

Eldon Beck uses a magnifying screen to help him read poetry from his book 'The Wind Blows White.'

"I love the light here, and the silence. It's one thing I find ... the quiet is so great," Eldon Beck said .

In that great quiet Beck, 87, found a new voice in the form of poetry 16 years ago, during a winter visit to his daughter's home near Helmville.

Beck joked that when he began writing poetry at 71, he was called one of the new "young" authors.

The view from the window in his daughter Jean...



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