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Margherita
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25 posted 03-14-2008 06:11 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

I have been waiting for you dear JM ... your words are so beautiful and through the tears I can see dear Seymour smile.

I feel him dancing upon and within these pages of blue. He visits often I am sure.

A man and a poet who touched our hearts so deeply that indeed he will never be forgotten.

Somewhere else too his beautiful spirit is enjoyed.

Love,
Margherita
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26 posted 03-16-2008 12:50 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

Alison & Margherita,
thank you so much for honoring him with me.
He was indeed a bright light for many of us.
Im so grateful to have known him and Isabel.
thanks again for your kindness.
jm


Surrounding me with impetus
Reading through the sands of time

And though some reads seem but a whim
I know each grain in true a door
I never spill the sands in trim
To fill the winds of evermore


~~~~~~~~

thank you Sy, for sharing your words of wisdom...each couplet a lesson of truth set to rhyme.
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27 posted 05-26-2008 01:40 PM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

as promised ...


Japanese Boxwood (spiral twist) Bonsai Tree

        

        

Chinese (lace flower) Fringe Tree

        

        

                      ~*~

The sacrifice of seasons, the climax in cycles of time,
I am now part of so much more; spirituality of water,
commitment of mountains, enlightenment of sky.

Forego epitaphs or eulogies, honor me instead with seeds
of Sycamore trees. I'll hold the moon in my branches
and the earth's mysteries in my roots. My leaves will
carry the wind then weep color when winter reclaims.

Spring will keep my promises, I'll be reborn as bare trees
turn back into forests, beside you on each exploration,
the path not yet taken -- the urging of curiosity,
the cadence of your steps.

jm


    

  

thank you Sy & Isabel


these remnants of a voice and smile,
landscapes cloaked in forest green ...
like your life unfolding mile by mile.

V.Teng

[This message has been edited by water_stained_wisdom (05-26-2008 02:15 PM).]

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28 posted 05-26-2008 08:31 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

This is so very special, JM, as he was and also you.  

If a flower is plucked
by some raging storm,
its seeds will set another bloom,
its petals will enrich the ground,
and nothing will be lost or forgotten.
In spring new flowers will color the hills,
and from a mound
of plain, brown earth
life will return.
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29 posted 05-27-2008 12:30 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

thank you sweet Martie for joining me in honoring Sy...I love the verse you left.
You captured exactly what Sy often spoke of in his poetry...we live on through nature.
I still have one more tree to plant as part of a promise made ...

A SYcamore.  *smile*

these remnants of a voice and smile,
landscapes cloaked in forest green ...
like your life unfolding mile by mile.

V.Teng

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30 posted 05-27-2008 12:25 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

quote:
Spring will keep my promises, I'll be reborn as bare trees
turn back into forests, beside you on each exploration,
the path not yet taken -- the urging of curiosity,
the cadence of your steps.
  JM - Kept promises are the very best kind.  Simply serene, as it should be for someone so dear that hides in the mists of our halls waiting for each of our seasons.  You did him proud grasshopper.
    
      
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31 posted 05-28-2008 12:05 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

Sharon... I LOVE the graphic..thank you so much...Sy held the wisdom of trees...I learned so much from him, and was so blessed by his friendship.
Thank you dear, for the lovely tribute.
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32 posted 01-25-2009 12:26 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

Oracle


Once, in (seemingly) lighthearted conversation,
you told me (you believed) there were
three kinds of people in the world,

those that worshiped oceans ...
those who levitated to mountains,
and those who only acclimated
when surrounded by both.

Placing your self in the first category,
then telling of your most cherished travels,
you spoke of a far away place where both
ocean and land claimed your spirit in the most
verdant shade of green your aging eyes had seen.

By way of your rhymes, I knew those eyes
understood the promise of passing seasons,
the honesty of trees, (confessions of falling leaves)
and the (sometimes heart-breaking) truth of tides.

Sonnets that read like scripture, cadenced guidance ...
versed visions of humility and humor endearing you to us all.
Our resident wise man, sharing personal prophecy inked with
brotherly love, and grandfatherly wisdom.

"give back to the earth what you take away,
accept then respect what can not be changed,
there is harmony in the cycles"


Recently, I stood humbled by impressive elevations,
awestruck with scenic admiration as the horizon shared
its endless expanse with both peak and tide.

Blue and green defined in panoramic revelations,
truth saturated in grandeur and majesty ...

poetry will never do the view justice.

(Just as mere words will never speak eloquently
enough to express the legacy you left.)

Might a photograph be an epitaph for things now understood ...

You are a part of all of this ... not just the tide's shoreline kiss.
Also the mountain's reaching rise, the blues and greens of earth's reprise.

Conversation or couplet, your words were chosen well ...
poetic tears wept, each a promise kept, secrets meant to tell.


jm2009


    

    

    

    


So Iím gathering all the remnants of beauty
From this wilderness in spin
Same thing that's scrawled across the stars
Is written under our skin ...
New horizon, new horizons within

D. Gray



"I'm trying to spell what only the wind can explain"

~David Gray~
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33 posted 01-25-2009 12:50 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Well I can not believe you finally got the view meant for you.  I am certain that you did see it through the eyes of the wise, which added to that wonder.  I think of him often as well when I am the smallest by the shore.
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34 posted 01-25-2009 03:03 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Nodding.

This was meant to be...

there is no way you can look at it and it does not make sense.

I adore you, BOTH.



You know he loved you--that's all you need to know.
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35 posted 01-25-2009 07:20 AM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

another nod and another selah (pause) like a life comma between then and now..
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In the winds of Cherokee song


36 posted 01-25-2009 01:40 PM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

Within nature lies the wisdom of all things, and within some men lies the wisdom of life, but rare it is that special someone that carries both ... Sy carried both from his unique understanding and his appreciation and he shared that with us all unselfishly.
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37 posted 01-25-2009 08:01 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

When my time is done, if one heart remembers me as fondly as we remember you, dear Sy... I will sigh in the contentment of a life well lived.

JM... the beauty of your work and the love and understanding in every line leave me with such an overflowing heart, my only coherent communication's the tears sliding down my cheeks. This is stunning...
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38 posted 01-26-2009 10:20 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

Sharon, Karen, Dave, Mark, Ruth...thank you so much for adding to this tribute and honoring his memory...its hard to believe its been a year already. We're so fortunate to have all his wisdom rhymes here as well as his endearing replies. So many times he made me laugh out loud with his uncanny wit and randy dragon humor. As I told a friend the other day... Sy just always "got it"
Archives of the Heart.


"I'm trying to spell what only the wind can explain"

~David Gray~

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39 posted 02-27-2009 11:26 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Ah the beauty of recall. The gentle nudge words offer of the past. And the ever-presnt impact of a life well lived and imprinted through wisdom expressed eloquently while he was hear. Thank you jm for keeping such possibilities alive in your own expressions that also teach and inspire. It's so good to remember.
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40 posted 02-27-2009 06:36 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

I have been here with you, reading and admiring words and pictures, and I feel the bond of friendship and love that still ties us to dearest Seymour and will continue till we shall meet again.

Love,
Margherita

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41 posted 03-01-2009 12:36 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

Larry & Margherita,
thank you so much for sharing your love and respect for Sy.
The trees planted as he requested have doubled in size since last spring
and have survived ice and wind storms as well as several deep snows.

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by in the last year to help me honor him.

from his poem...

"But I have faith in the undo
And feel somehow it will renew"





"I'm trying to spell what only the wind can explain"

~David Gray~
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42 posted 03-01-2009 10:37 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Wow, doubled in size! The idea of these trees planted in Seymour's honor is wonderful. Dear Janet Marie, we can just marvel at what a connection of love can accomplish, even across different levels of existence.

Love and hugs.
Margherita
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43 posted 03-02-2009 12:16 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

Sy raised Bonsai trees and spoke often of how it relaxed him, it was his request that I plant trees to start a new cycle of longevity and to put focus on the renew rather than the loss. (such a wise owl) *smile*

thank you Margherita

"I'm trying to spell what only the wind can explain"

~David Gray~

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WOW!  What a beautiful tree JM.  This man is too hard to forget - I read him every single day I can.  Take care now.
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45 posted 03-02-2009 04:10 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Wow, is right! That bonsai tree emanates harmony, beauty and perfect health! How lovely! And love reigns.
Poignant.
Love,
Margherita
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46 posted 03-03-2009 12:17 AM       View Profile for water_stained_wisdom   Email water_stained_wisdom   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for water_stained_wisdom

The bonsai tree pic was taken at the Missouri Botanical Garden, I gave Sy a framed copy a few years back. The tree has a long history and a special display area. I thought it the perfect way to sign off on this tribute to him.

thanks again ladies.
~~~~~~~~~


Through the water
Through the rain
To the soul of everything
Wash my heart out
On the stones
And I'm almost gone ...

David Gray




"I'm trying to spell what only the wind can explain"

~David Gray~
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47 posted 03-03-2009 01:44 PM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

I miss him.

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

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48 posted 10-07-2010 08:06 PM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

I think I may have come too late but his words live on forever.  
 
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