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Balladeer
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For a long time, I had considered writing some form of tribute to Sy (Seymour Tabin) for not only his contributions to our little home here, but also for being the kind, gentle and talented man he is. There is someone much better qualified than I, however, to pen such a testimonial. This poem is from his youngest daughter, Faun, who knows him better than any of us could ever hope to. When your children feel this way toward you, you've done something right. As you will see, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree...
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The Illustrious Man
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He speaks but few and hears still less
Yet worlds of words fill minds abyss
With pen and brush and blended stroke
He weaves his way thoughts to provoke

A man of romance from the past
His rhymes, his soul, his everlast
Prolificacy beyond norm
I struggle to maintain his form

He leaves behind a legacy
A multicolored tapestry
His words of rhyme and artistry
His child of child, his progeny

Who is this illustrious man,
He is my dad and I his fan.
© Copyright 2007 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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Dear passionate man, Sweet Sy
Our master of rhyme
Paints life's canvas hues of love




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No man deserves a tribute more than he, our man Sy. God bless and how lovely.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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Gosh, yanno this sorta touched me rather
deeply.  Faun has given her father a lasting
gift that will ever be close to him.  

Sy,  we love ya Man....
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What a lovely poem of appreciation from a daughter to her revered father and poet!

The apple did not fall far from the tree! It appears that poetic ink flows in the bloodline of the Tabins.

I would also like to congratulate Mr. T. on his 8 years of dedication and love to these blue pages and to his fellow pipsters! PiP PiP Hooorraaay!

Love & Poetic Light to both Sy-Guy and his precious and talented daughter!

EA
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Sy has inspired me many times.  This is a wonderful tribute to the man, the artist and the father.  Thank you for sharing it.
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Sy does such beautiful work--his light shines on...

We all love him so very much.

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Nice Tribute and so deserving.  I love his poems too.

Hugs Kimberly

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very beautiful poem from his child.

why do you write a good one of your own instead playing in the backyard?
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What a wonderful tribute to your dad, Faun ... I can see that poetic talent runs in the family!

Sweet Sy ... you are a lucky guy!  

Sy, I hope you know how much I missed your morning poems with my cup of tea while I was on my little sabaticle ... I didn't realize how much I missed them until I returned to my morning routine. You have started my morning with a smile more times than you'll ever know ... and for that kind sir ... I thank you dearly.

Best wishes and hugs to you all,
/Kit
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10 posted 07-08-2007 09:12 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Faun,

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad.  He has inspired so many here, so I wanted to join in the tribute if I may.  He's the first person I "see" each morning for words of wisdom to start my dad.  I am so proud also to call him my friend, and share these pictures with you.

          
Carpe' Diem    

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WoW!!  You have outdone yourself, Sharon (and that ain't easy!)  
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your dad is an inspiration to me Faun
his words wind themselves around my heart
and spend the evening on my mind

how you must love him
and how we love him...
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What a lovely tribute. I see he has passed on his talent I've also had the opportunity to meet this fine man and his sweet and caring wife and I will never forget him This was my small tribute to him after meeting him...love you sy
Ruth

A Gentleman and a Scholar

His soft expressions light his face
Both eyes and smile display his grace
And yet these things are just a part
Of what makes up this poetís heart
His words omit a subtle flair
That takes us readers unaware
In lines so rare, all wisdomís found
In every verse, talent abounds
A gentleman heíll always be
Heís bonded proof of chivalry
Though Iíve met plenty, you can bet
A sweeter man, Iíve never met


I am nothing special...and my name will soon be forgotten,but I've loved another with all my heart and soul,and to me,this has always been enough.~N.S

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Thanks, Mike, for getting Faun's poem up for Sy.

Thank's Faun for sharing your beautiful tribute!

Sharon, that's a winner!  

And thanks, Sy, for just being your wonderful, sharing self.  The kind of man you are leaks out through your poetry....no wonder so many people love you!   .....jo
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I saw Sy by the sea
Squinting at something
Sy only could see.
Searching horizons
Not open to me
As I saw Sy by the sea.

Life is a see-saw
It's all ups and downs.
Seems like a spiral
How it bends around
But Sy has a vision
To see the unseen
The good side - the bad side
And all in-between
His senses decipher
What minds cannot see
How can I know this?
It whispered to me
When I saw Sy by the sea.

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Ever the gentle man, the gentleman, the poet who can tap into our soul...Sy personifies Passions in Poetry. And he's a darn good artist in other ways too...

This is a lovely tribute to your dad Faun. He should be as proud of you as you are of him.

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Deer One... If my arms could reach, I'd wrap you in a big ole bear hug for this... No one is more quiet and unassuming... nor is anyone more deserving of accolades galore. His talents are treasures... his friendship a gift, priceless beyond measure.

Faun, I've met your mom and dad... and you obviously inherited both talent and grace from them. I know your words must touch him... they surely filled my heart!!

Sharon, Hoot & Bal... beautiful tributes... thank you! *S*

Seymour, dear friend... You are so loved... and so deserving of that love. Thank you for being the man you are!!
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My dear Sir Balladeer, yours is a very good one.truly a beautiful poem for Sir Tabin.
you are very talented poet.

donno why you graffiti the back yard.  
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He is one of my biggest inspirations. This is a beautiful tribute to you dad.
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Enjoyed reading this...James
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Faun,

When a man's children see their father as
special, then it is easy for him to become special before others...

and this is just what your poem relays.



Sunshine
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Mike, what a wonderful picture of Sy by the sea...and a beautiful tribute by his daughter and the poets here. I will always treasure the Florida visit with all of you and how much fun we had.


M
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Mike, this is wonderful to read, to smile over. Sy is a huge favorite here, and I always come away from his pages humbled at his vision and heart.   I see I have a lot of company... and just for the record, the guy who posted this thread is no slouch, either.  

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And Sy, like father, like daughter...what love! The pictures are super, and I can see your mind moving behind those glasses... ~ Klassy  
 
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