James Earl Jones: When I left the Army — when I left my training in Fort Benning, I bought a little used car that broke down in Akron, Ohio. In that little used car was all my poems, you know. So I put it in storage, and then when I went back to collect it later on after the Army, it was missing. And I’m grateful that the poem about grapefruit was missing, cause — although it was… it had all the poetic values and had all the meter and all that, it was basically — just as Longfellow imitated the Finnish author of Kalevalaa, I imitated Longfellow’s “Hiawatha,” and it had all that. But it was really about the beauty — I don’t know if anybody else can appreciate it. I wouldn’t expect them to. In the wintertime, in the snow country, citrus fruit was so rare, and if you got one, it was better than ambrosia. It was better than a peach. It was better than anything you can imagine from exotic worlds. And I just poured my heart out to the wonders of grapefruit.