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To Grant, for his Encouragement

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    To Grant and his Encouragement

    What do I remember of him,

    I here a year, he six months gone.

    The scenic daily slide by rail,

    through commuting countryside

    Australia, an aboriginal ancestral land

    where billionfold corrupting man

    is but a peripheral invader,

    a stain to be washed away

    by everwatchful nature.

    In this his imaged complexity lingers on

    unpicked by the changing swarm

    that calls Rhymezone's body home,

    yet I miss his improving tone, advise

    to work from commentary pieces

    poems, and in these lines

    an hour and a half has flown

    swallowed up cup by coffee

    cup and the conjurer’s wand, memory.

  • #2
    I share your sentiments Grant had a unique blend of knowledge, enthusiasm delivered in his own way. He is missed here


    • Johntee
      Johntee commented
      Editing a comment
      I've just spent ten minutes rolling back to find
      some of Grant's pieces without success.
      "Workward" has been deleted
      so memory seems all there is.
      Last edited by Johntee; 06-12-2018, 10:49 AM.

  • #3
    John thank you for telling if I can find out anything I will let you know


    • #4
      I do remember Grant saying that he was going to remove some of the pieces from the public forum so he could tweak to include them in a chapbook he was working on for a contest. I too, miss his wise and witty responses. Hoping he will return one day soon.


      • Johntee
        Johntee commented
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        Now its my turn to be educated.
        My only experience of the word
        Chapbook is in reading of the
        16th Century publications
        of biblical texts. Now I find
        the word turns up in American
        poetic context.(and contest).