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He's a poet and he knows it

 

December 4, 2019

Vicky Dorvee

Poet Ian Hayes sits in his den, shelves containing decades of Reader's Digest Magazines in front of him.

Edison was chided

"It really is berserk,

You had so many failures,

Before you made it work."

Edison responded:

"Failures I had none.

From my wrong assumptions,

I learned to get it done."

- By Ian Hayes, based on words from Thomas Edison

From his hilltop home, 88 year old Ian Hayes has a front row seat to a long stretch of the Front Range. Hayes and his wife Jackie moved to their home on the edge of Niwot two years ago, along with Monte the dog and Carlo the cat. Yes, that's Monte Carlo when you put their names together.

Putting words together is Ian's passion or as he says, "a req...



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