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A Very Special Request for Lyra... from SuperDave...

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Nan
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My Passionate Poet friends - Let's gather round one more time for Lyra if we could.  SuperDave has a special request for us and hopes we can help him.  I think we can manage a little favor for Lyra, can't we??

Here's Dave's request
quote:

>Hi Nan
>
>I know its been a while since you have heard from me,
>and here I am asking for something. Have been trying
>to design a headstone for Lyra and want to put a
>stanza from one of her poems on the back, 4 to 6 lines
>with "Madame Chipmunk" below it. The problem is that I
>am having a hard time deciding what would be best. My
>thought for you to consider is that the poets at PiP
>could choose it.....


So, what do you say, folks?  Take a few minutes and check out Lyra's (nearly) complete poetry at http://chipmunk.netpoets.net/ - and come back with some suggestions on this thread, OK?

Don't forget to have an ample supply of tissue before you start.  Lyra could bring us to tears easily before she left us, she'll surely do that to us now... And THANK YOU in advance from Dave...

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1 posted 08-30-2003 08:28 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You got it - but give me a while this has to be right. Hi Dave.
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2 posted 08-30-2003 08:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Yes.

and
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I'll start looking in the morning.  What a wonderful thing for SuperDave to ask...and what a lasting memorial in all of our hearts.
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4-6 lines..are limited to words or letters?
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http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum74/HTML/003736.html

Specifically,
quote:
you are more than my friends
you are my poetic family
thank you for lifting my name in prayer
thank you for your unwavering faith and
especially, thank you for your love

I'm still looking.
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Poet deVine

The length of the lines shouldn't be a problem. But to get a decent letter height we need to keep it to six lines and a signature of "Madame Chipmunk". I have a picture of her first husband's headstone that I could post so that everyone can have a better idea of what is needed.

David
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HUGE SMILES... Affectionately remembering that Lyra had kept Monty's campaign posters adorning his stone... What a great attitude, eh?
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quote:
enjoy your life now, make the best of your years
after you're gone, there will be time for tears
all we know for certain, is this life we now live
share your love, share your wealth
give all you can give



quote:
with wings outstretched
your song filled with glee
the wind at your back
you're flying free



quote:
when the road of life has reached it's end
where footsteps trod no more
at the gateway to eternity
a place where spirits soar



She always wrote so beautifully. There are so many of her poems I love.

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Here is the picture of the back of Montford's headstone:



David
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Hi David...I was just thinking of Lyra today..in fact was mentioning to Keth about how I loved you guys taking me to the airport and the nice lunch and company we shared in Tampa...and was  showing her the beginnings of my anniversary poem  from that trip...

Hope you are well

hugs
Maureen
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Hi Dave!
You don't know me....But "The Iron Chipmunk" will forever a treasured memory.

This one spoke of her to me

"when the road of life has reached it's end
where footsteps trod no more
at the gateway to eternity
a place where spirits soar"

Ed
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I'm doing alright Maureen.

Oh, I know a little bit about you wranx, I read the archives when I get the chance.

David

[This message has been edited by SuperDave (08-31-2003 12:38 AM).]

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Hi Dave, hope you are well. Chippymunk is always in my heart and this is such a wonderful idea. I agree with wranx as to those few lines being my favourite as well. Lyra's words were always so beautiful... hugs to you, Chris
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14 posted 08-31-2003 12:33 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

This.....

in the boundless sweep of forever
where time and space can't be explained
ruled by light and justice
where peace and beauty reign


or this.....

at the crossroads of past and future lives
insight too vast to comprehend
are the echoes of souls at peace
resting forever, beyond the end


It's so hard to choose just one.
Bless you, Dave.  
Ethel



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Thanks nightshade!

Now you begin to see my problem garysgirl.

David
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after I die, my body will lie neath an old oak tree
it's gnarled roots, reaching heavenward with glee
as if praying to be born again as branches
to sway in the breeze to dance leafy dances
to be covered in green
in this sacred place, serene

This says it for me, Dave....
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Dave...Hardly a day goes by that Lyra doesn't cross my mind. I would have loved  to have met her, she always sounded so full of life thru her poetry.

I liked the following from one of her last poems. "Cloudrise"
Take Care Dave...Paul
_______________________________________________________________________
quote

Morning clothed in soulful hazy drear
paint my stormy heart with sultry cheer
oh rain and thunder, lightning come to me
unchain the muse within me...set her free
________________________________________________________________________

Through these words I believe she was telling us in her own way she was ready to go and be set free from her pain and suffering

"To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you"

[This message has been edited by Paul Wilson (08-31-2003 04:43 AM).]

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Oh my goodness Dave, I don't know how you'll choose. The stanzas that others above have pulled are all so beautiful. It will be such a lasting treasure no matter which you choose.
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"The light reached out
with welcoming smile
and arms outstretched
to guide them home."

Lyra 8/7/02

This is so lovely. Yes, Dear Dave, the tears are freely flowing...

Love to you and your family

~ and Lyra, if you're reading this--and I suspect that you are because angels have an insatiable sense of curiosity!--We all love you and miss you! --and some day I will join you for that unicorn ride that we had planned!

Linda
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Dave I would have to echo what wranx suggested . . . the message is there
( a senyru would be nice also if she has written one)
God Luck and God Bless
xxoo
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Since she never wrote a bad line, it's really very hard to choose. And right this moment my eyes are once again too wet to read. But I promise later to read and pick something, though what Ed and Karilea have highlighted are both excellent.
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Anything from the poem "Beyond the End"  would be beautiful, but I must agree with the lines wranx (Ed) highlighted. They ARE Lyra.
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Hi Dave, hope you're ok. What a lovely thought of letting her passion friends help you seeking lines for her stone.

These are my choice:

the tears of clouds have reason
they paint the world shiny
washing away the sadness of yesterday
revealing the truth
and the beauty
beneath all being

*****

ruled by light and justice
where peace and beauty reign
at the crossroads of past and future lives
insight too vast to comprehend
are the echoes of souls at peace
resting forever, beyond the end


I'm sure you'll find the right lines for her.

She's always in my thoughs this Chipmunk.

Love, Titia



Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

[This message has been edited by Titia Geertman (09-01-2003 01:24 PM).]

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