Thursday, October 10, 2013

for Dave

Grace @ Everyday Amazing


a red leaf falls 
soft as sunset, i read back
 your words, lingering bright on my pages

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you gifted me 
187 comments for the last 2 years
thank you ~

"the Goddess in the garden":
Lovely splash of all that summer should be.
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"What i remind myself at night":

Full of good things, a most compelling poem. My favourite couplet:

"The sun hides behind the ruffled clouds.
And mustard walls, penciled with industrial carpet."

Superb!
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"What the sign said: Pennies are ok!":
their drug & eden (lost) -- Brilliant, but the poem had me as a fan long before that!
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 "at night, unboxed":
I see this as a tender portrait of someone coping well with the rat race,
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"Beneath the skin":
Beautifully handled. Exquisite.
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"Gemini":
The third stanza is a real humdinger. Lights up the whole poem.
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"Violet blooms":
Somewhat above the general run of such poems. Lovely thoughts and lines.
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"A prelude":
Which leaves us all agog for the main event -- which is exactly what it should do.
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"m(a)ystery of the woman":
Yes, witch to queen, a new plot so far as I'm concerned. Powerful in itself and powerfully portrayed here. Excellent.

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These are just some of the comments I have received from Dave from both of my blogs. His first comment to me was June 27, 2011.  

"I do believe you have prompted me to visit the dentist for a much put-off job - and that's no small achievement, so congrats! " 

Shared with D'verse Poets Pub - For David King, who has passed away last Oct. 4, 2013.  

45 comments:

  1. Lovely tribute I remember Dave always read his comments here and Brian site!!

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  2. smiles...i love reading back over his comments to you...i will pull mine here in a bit...laurie did the same and it got me to thinking...he was always so encouraging...and he had a joy in his voice...a brightness

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  3. An excellent way to remember him, and brings his voice back for us to appreciate. Thank you, Grace.

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  4. Grace, that was a lovely tribute. I didn't know him at all but he must have been a special person.>KB

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  5. What a beautiful tribute, Grace....to share with us some of the wonderful comments Dave made. He really raised commenting to an art form!!

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  6. He was. Such. A Special. Friend. Poet.

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  7. He left wonderful comments for thee indeed

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  8. This is so touching... makes me want to cry all over again.

    I'm truly thankful for you too, Grace.

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  9. Touched with his words--that last-first is funny. I too went back and looked at the words he sent, wishing I had gotten closer. How happy that you knew him so!

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  10. Wonderful idea, Grace. I must go back and read his comments on my blog.

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  11. Grace, smiles.... thanks for encouraging me to enter this world. I'm grateful to you. ~ Michael

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  12. This made me feel very emotional...187 comments. I always loved visiting Dave's blog, and his visits to mine. What a brilliant poet.

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  13. Grace this is so beautiful, what a blessing it must be to have known Dave.

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  14. This made me smile, and gave me a glimpse of him. Thank you, Grace. Joining with you all although I did not yet meet him...maybe on the other side, I might. A personal, touching and powerful tribute. A testimony to the power of words...

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  15. Lovely remembrance Grace. I really enjoyed reading some of his words. Beautiful photo too.

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  16. Oh, this is beautiful, I reread all his comments this morning and they warmed my heart as his comments to you have. I love it, hearing his voice through your poetry.

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  17. Grace - I did not interact with Dave, I commented on a few of his pieces and it is lovely to see the heartfelt comments that he gave to you all. Such a tribute to let us read his lines that he shared with you.
    x

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  18. i read through some of his posts when i heard about his death and i thought about reading through his comments he made on my poems but i didn't have the strength to do it... it would've been much too hard...i will in a few weeks i think..

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  19. This is very touching and quite unique. Beautifully thought out and crafted.











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  20. A wonderful tribute Grace! His comments were certainly those of a deep and thoughtful man. Thank you for sharing some with us.

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  21. His comments to you were indeed precious Grace. Lovely tribute!

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  22. Lovely. His comments bring his voice back and I find that most comforting tonight. (Is there a way to extract comments from one person without going through numerous posts? I don't see how....)

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    1. Hi Lydia,

      I went to my email (all comments go there) and searched for all his comments. Then I just cut and pasted them in the page.

      Thank you.

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    2. buggers. I delete my emails - even my trash. I was just going to ask you "how" thought maybe a magical easy way on blogger... oh well.

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  23. You have many giving souls Grace, Dave must have been specially in tune with your own fiber and grain. As long as you remember him he will be alive in the heart of a poet adding a word here, a thought there.

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  24. Grace, your tribute to Dave is so touching and thoughtful how you went back and really looked at all his comments.

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  25. A kind, lovely way to pay tribute to Dave - I didn't know him myself, but it is lovely to hear him 'talking' here through you.

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  26. Oh what a nice tribute.. and all those comments. I remember the visits and the nice comments he left.

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  27. A beautiful poem, and thanks for posting some of Dave's comments. Dave's words speak for the kind of man he was. Lovely.

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  28. Treasured memories bring Dave King to life for those of us who did not know him. Thanks.

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  29. What a touching tribute to Dave. So thoughtful that you used his comments in the poem. Goosebumps everywhere.

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  30. That was really sweet to ready, Grace. What a wonderful tribute.

    Be well.

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  31. What a wonderful gift his comments were and continue to be after his passing. x

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  32. Lovely poem. Yes, his comments were gifts. Thank you.

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  33. Lovely - his words were gifts... I like how ds put that. And I like the way you remembered and honored him here.

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  34. Dear Grace--isn't this just incredibly thoughtful of you--what lovely comments he made (much deserved, but still lovely.) Thanks so much for this lovely posting. k.

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  35. Wonderful, Grace.l What a lovely man he was. So generous with comments. Loved reading this!

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  36. A gift they are indeed. And how we shall miss him.
    Anna

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  37. Now that's how a tribute should be done! Beautiful Grace.

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