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Passions Gallery--Balladeer (The Song Sung)

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Sven
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0 posted 11-04-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

Strike up a tune on your lute oh minstrel
To accompany the songs that he sings
Be they bawdy tales or tender ballads
It is his words that take us on these wings

A hush falls over the crowd assembled
He comes in, bows to the ladies and lords
Takes out his parchment with a grand flourish
His words fill us like from a vessel poured

The song now sung, the last note hangs in air
He turns and bows once more to those now here
His words have touched them, spoken to their heart
Asking his name, he replied, "Balladeer". . .

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

© Copyright 2000 John Garcia - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 11-04-2000 10:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

YES, yes, yes....he is just that...parchment, prose, tale and all...

he is,

the BALLADEER!


Karilea
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I would rather be silent and write, then speak loudly and be bound.
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2 posted 11-05-2000 12:59 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I've petitioned Webster Dictionary to change their definition of the word balladeer to reflect 'Balladeer'...a true minstrel poet!  
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 11-05-2000 01:53 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Sven~

NOW you have written
of the finest there is.
I applaud your choice,
and of course,
I heartily give a cheer ...
For the man behind the lyrical poems
The one and only - The best in the land
The Famous Balladeer !

~*Marge*~




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Kethry
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4 posted 11-05-2000 04:01 AM       View Profile for Kethry   Email Kethry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kethry

Sven,
another amazing totally accurate tribute. I look forward to more.
Kethry


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5 posted 11-05-2000 04:48 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Oh Sven, this is a great tribute to our Balladeer...well done  
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


JamesMichael
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6 posted 11-05-2000 05:46 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

"His words fill us like from a vessel poured."
So true Sven...he has a way with words...James
Elizabeth Santos
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7 posted 11-05-2000 07:20 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

You have described him perfectly. This is a great tribute to a great poet
This is so much fun reading your gallery
Well done
Liz
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8 posted 11-05-2000 10:54 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

He makes us laugh, cry, and sigh...
He is the minstrel of emotion ... thats no lie
His poems are lifes lessons ... wisdom kissed
Let not his pen fall silent  ... his words would be missed
He's Passion's Balladeer ... he is DA-MAN
hes the prince of poetry... the king of Spam.

(forgive me its early)  
(havent had enough raspberry tea yet)  

We love ya bug-man ... we do--we do  

Perfect tribute to the Big Daddy of poetry Sven ...
this whole series of tributes your doing
is a creative and cool thing.
great job
jm
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9 posted 11-05-2000 11:28 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Though his voice is very much off-key,
Can't sing a single note,
He smells like a well used barnyard,
And does unmentionables to goats,
He certainly has a way with words,
As do you my poet friend,
But never turn your back on him,
You can't trust this guy dear Sven!
Victoria
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10 posted 11-05-2000 11:37 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

HIP HIP PORAY  

                 ~Victoria~


A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
- Paul Valery (1871-1945)

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11 posted 11-05-2000 11:44 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

Sven--

this rocks! and you have penned
a tribute so very true. our baladeer
is all the things you say so true so true.
my hats off to both of you fine
gentlemen!! take care.

~amy~  
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12 posted 11-05-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sven, this is an admirable undertaking you have taken on and I am honored to be a part of it.
   To you, and all of the wonderful people who have responded (even Toerag).....my gratitude and warmest thanks  

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect; it just means you've decided
to see beyond the imperfections.
Sven
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13 posted 11-05-2000 01:48 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Sunshine, yes he is. . . thank you. . .

deVine, they might just take you up on that. . .  

Marge, thank you for that cheer. . . how could I not tell his tale?  Thank you my friend. . .

Kethry, thank you. . . there are more. . .

Tracie, thank you my friend. . .  

James, he does indeed. . . thank you. . .

Liz, thank you, glad that you're enjoying this. . .  

JM, thanks!  Glad that you liked this one. . .  

Toerag, I think that he's ok. . . although I'm wondering. . .

Victoria, WOO HOO!!!    

Amy, thank you my friend. . .  

Balladeer, how could anyone not be inspired by you and by your words?  I would say, good sir, that I am not the only one that feels this way, and, judging by these replies (even Toerag's!), you inspire and encourage many here. . . thank you for your words my friend, and the honor is all mine. . .

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Kit McCallum
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14 posted 11-05-2000 02:27 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

So very well written Sven, what beautiful words you've painted here, in tribute to a man whose heart and pen touch so many. Very nicely done, in a fashion befitting this wonderful poet!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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15 posted 11-05-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Cheers!! My friend.  Truly and well said!

jwesley
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16 posted 11-05-2000 02:32 PM       View Profile for Lone Wolf   Email Lone Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lone Wolf

Sven,

Nice portrait of Balladeer here.  I think you have decribed him perfectly.  Well done.  

LW


Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats
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17 posted 11-05-2000 03:54 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

A truthful tribute to a beautiful man.  
Nice work, Sven!  
Rainydays
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Sven, hi, it's me, Rainy. You know, the one not on your mantle yet?      Loved this grand tribute to a deserving poet, our Balladeer, and admire your sincere efforts to capture so many of your friends in verse. Wonderful writing, Sven!

Rainydays
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19 posted 11-05-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

BRAVO! Excellent tribute to someone who deserves it.  Thank you, Sven.




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WhtDove
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20 posted 11-05-2000 05:15 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sven what possessed you to take this on?
You've done an excellent job in summing up who and what Balladeer gives us all here.

WOW! You've just done such a good job!

Going to read more now.  
hoot_owl_rn
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21 posted 11-10-2000 07:14 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

WOW...these are great and boy do you have your work cut out for you  
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22 posted 11-10-2000 07:44 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sven--Balladeer is full of thunder
      his poetry is a wonder
      he makes us laugh and makes us sigh
      he even makes this old gal cry.

You write him well!
Dark Angel
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23 posted 11-10-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

WOW, wonderful indeed Sven, a brilliant tribute!  

Maree

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and fill every corner and crevice of
this earth, still this won't be enough"
"Maree Russo"
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