Thursday, October 10, 2013

Light and Heavy

A  L  O  H  A,
Friend
Those Who Visit Here
ARE!
I keep it light

But never frivolous

Life is serious enough

Challenging, Tough

So cut the guff -








You're not

The only one

Who's suffered

No one of us is buffered -








Wisecracks court smacks

Never taken back

Sincerity can weigh things down

So feel it inside

Don't wear it like

A clown crown!









Butterflies are light

Blown off course by a fight








To tame the grave,

All life's losses, and knaves,

Gentle calm & Patience

Can cast about a radiance

When all else fails: 

Reticence

De-escalation 

The essence - 











I provoked my portion

For a lifetime;

Have chased for miles

Seeking sunshine.







Just this is enough.



Well perhaps

Just one more puff -





Today's post is dedicated
to my true blog friends,
most especially to
Dave King
who is already
much missed.

You can see one of his
final posts at this:

We were all saddened,
yet grateful
to find this 
at Dave's place today:

" Hello everyone who follows David King
 (My Father). On behalf of the family this post is to let you know that Dad
sadly passed away, peacefully, on Friday 4th October; following 
his recent illness. I know that he really appreciated everyone's
feedback and support. 

Kind regards. 

Gavin King."

33 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A wonderful poem, Cloudia, and a fine tribute to a departed friend. May he rest well in eternity.

Anonymous said...

Nice words Cloudia. Mr. King's last poem and entry are amazing, in hindsight. Interesting how his end-of-life can affect an entire BlogWorld. I think he won the prize for the longest Blogroll! Aloha, DrumMajor

Brian Miller said...

i wish i could keep it light, you know....we are doing a little online memorial for Dave this afternoon at dverse...he was a good person...and poet....i miss him already....

aloha from va

Adam said...

I like the butterfly phrase

A said...

So sorry about your friend Cloudia. There are really no words.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

This is a very nice tribute, Cloudia.
~

Willow said...

Hi Sweet Cloudia ,
Beautiful words indeed.
The butterfly hit home.
I did not know Dave but the two tributes I have read now this morning have touched me, and I can see he will be missed.
Sending love,
Willow

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i am terribly sorry. i have seen his name and face here in your comments for a long while. bless his family and all those who will miss his presence - in blogland, too.

Karen S. said...

Oh, so very sad indeed. We must live thankfully and joyfully everyday, and put that guff away, life is far too short not to. Peace for all.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wisdom distilled into a few words.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely tribute. So sorry to hear about David.

Cloudia said...

I love each of you. Thanks, FRIENDS

Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful post, darling!
Adorable kitty :)

xoxox,
CC

Filip and Kristel said...

Amazing moon.

Greetings,
Filip

Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. My world is diminished without Dave - but all the richer for knowing him.

TALON said...

So very sad to hear of Dave's passing.
Thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

You're right, Cloudia. We have to seize our day and make the most of it.
Gorgeous photos and words.

G-Man said...

You are such a PEACH.....

Mary said...

Yes, Dave is sorely missed!

Alice Audrey said...

I didn't know him, never went to his blog before you linked me there, but am already seeing the edges of a hole he left behind.

LONDONLULU said...

How sad to hear of a friend's passing, peace be with him. A beautiful tribute post.

Mama Zen said...

I hadn't heard about Dave. He will be missed.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, friends!

DeniseinVA said...

Greatly saddened to hear of Dave's passing. A wonderful tribute dear friend.

alan1704 said...

This really works and is full of the heart.

Bob Bushell said...

Great poems and all of beautiful photographs.

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Björn said...

Lovely tribute.. and I love the pictures.

Claudia said...

not always easy to keep it light but the butterflies are a good example... think i should take them as a role model more often...smiles

PerthDailyPhoto said...

So sorry to hear this Cloudia, I can see by the many tributes he was a much loved friend and poet.

Linda Rogers said...

Much peace given in your words. A beautiful tribute to Dave.

ds said...

Oh, this could have been written by him. Wonderful tribute; I'm glad you shared it. Thank you.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Just this is enough" and we feel that more strongly - what a miracle it is, in fact, to just be alive - when one of our number dies. Great photos........

Kay said...

It's always sad to lose a blogger friend.