Thursday, October 10, 2013

Lingers in Memory

                                                                            Attribution: Dababarata Ghosh
Image: A serene morning
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Written in memory of a wonderful
gentleman, Dave King

Emptiness softly
engaging a warm soul
with empty feelings

Perfect gentleman
Left a void that struck hard
on terms of friendship

Heavy heart held high
Unforgettable talents
Shell of memories

Written for Brian's hosting at d'Verse Meeting the Bar: To friends and Chev’s CARPE DIEM #319 with prompt - shell

31 comments:

  1. it is a void that struck hard...i was in a cloud all day yesterday...and even still today...he was a gentleman....and a poet...thanks man...

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    1. Thanks Brian! He was such a wonderful guy, witty and warm and lots of historical gems in his writings. Felt down too yes, even today!

      Hank

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  2. He was sure great around the poetic blogosphere

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  3. A very touching tribute of a man who touched so many of our lives.

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  4. Yes, Dave was definitely a perfect gentleman....no doubt about that! Unforgettable talents indeed...we are so fortunate to have known him as we did; and his words still live!

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  5. Wonderful Hank!
    I love how you touched on so many facets of Dave!
    He will be missed~

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  6. Fortunate indeed. I am so glad we ALL got to know Dave.

    Thank you Sir Hank!

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  7. The last line is so essential, for the memories and poems live on.

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  8. A perfect gentlemen ~ Thanks Hank for the lovely tribute ~ I know he always visits you & you in his blog too ~

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  9. Hank,

    A lovely remembrance poem..

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  10. The more tributes I read, the more I wish I had known this wonderful poet. Lovely write!

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  11. Hank, yes, indeed. I am so sorry for visiting late. I have been busy with work and not feeling great with the flu.

    Pamela

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  12. There is no more fitting tribute for a poet than a poem honoring him! Well done!

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  13. A very touching tribute. I wish I would have known him.

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  14. A very moving tribute Hank. Dave would be happy with this fine poem of yours!

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  15. Shell of memories... A very heart-endearing tribute.
    Beautifully written.

    -HA

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  16. Hank,

    Your respect and honour for your friend Dave is captured so well, within your tribute.
    I am thank to you Hank for your immediate thoughtfulness, by posting a message at Poets United, which alerted me to the sad news.
    Dave has left behind a connection for us to use, when we visit his poems and refect upon his individual comments.

    Eileen...

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    1. Thanks Eileen! Somehow Dave left lots of emotions among us. That charisma built up as the hours progressed. It would also take sometime for us to come to terms with his passing!

      Hank

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  17. A perfect gentlemen indeed. you express it well

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  18. he was a talented artist and gentleman for sure..and yes..he's leaving a void..beautifully expressed hank

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  19. yes, memories feel like hollowed out versions of a life...

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  20. Yes, a void that struck hard. I am still feeling it today, as I read the beautiful tributes. I so hope he can somehow feel all of the love we are sharing for him.

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  21. Yes, he was a perfect gentleman. Thank you.

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  22. I realize how often I see the word "gentle" used to describe Dave. I think it is a high honor for a man to be considered in this way. :)

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  23. Dave was a perfect gentleman and will be sadly missed.
    Anna

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