Wednesday, July 21, 2010

landlocked

someone
dreamt of you

saw you
in a magazine

brought you home

and in their hands
you cut the waves
tasted the spray
not knowing
that really truly
your sculpted pure form
would someday become
a problem
for someone cutting
their grass


~


sometimes your body drags you down.
holds you back.
barry flew away from his yesterday.

thanks for all that you brought into this world buddy!

steven

19 comments:

Reya Mellicker said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for this.

I'm feeling so sad to have to say goodbye to Barry who is no doubt flying very high, laughing, free at last. Thinking about you, Steven. Much love to you.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Sad end to a beautiful boat; but you have put nice words on paper to eulogize it.

steven said...

hey reya - yesterday something passed through me 'round about 2 and i couldn't place it but it was a sort of frustration and i needed to be on my own so badly and when i got the message from linda well i figured barry must have been checking 'round with everyone and sprinkling see ya laters everywhere. the post carries something of my feeling of losing another good guy in my life and then also in my own knowing of this world, that he's left behind what he needed to leave and he's already someplace else bringing even more goodness to bear! peacefulness. steven

steven said...

hey lizzy thankyou very much. steven

ellen abbott said...

My sister turned a land locked boat into a big planter.

Golden West said...

Barry's wry humor and warmth endeared him to so many, me included. He was a bright light.

Linda Sue said...

Odd that- yesterday while sorting out stuff and dusting, the bell from the February ringing for Barry slipped, fell and clanged all the way to the floor where it landed in an exaggerated,rollicking LING-a-LIng -a LING!The bird went crazy, the dog ran for cover and I muttered "Shite!" Shite it feels like when some one such as he departs...I LOVE your poem and it really makes me laugh.You have brightened a somewhat dreary sad day- as you always do and let me just say You are treasured!

Dan Gurney said...

Just wonderful, steven. I loved you comment on Explorer's View. Your poem about the boat speaks eloquently to impermanence.

Pauline said...

steven - this is a lovely tribute to Barry. Put a bell on that boat and let him sail far and wide...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Clever words about that boat Steven.

I didn't know Barry but from the comments I have read on blogs today he was obviously quite a guy. May he rest in peace.

Meri said...

You and Bonnie have both honored Barry so lovingly and movingly. So many endings and beginnings we cycle through in this thing called "life."

Kerry said...

Steven, your gentle support of Barry through your frequent comments on his blog must have really given him a boost on his hardest days. The fact that his last words were of flying were quite prescient weren't they?

Okie said...

great poem/tribute

willow said...

I love the notion of flying away. Godspeed, Barry!

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

steven, i love what you added about barry. we earthbound beings are going to miss him so much. fly high!

steven said...

your lovely kind comments are affirming and reassuring. i don't like saying goodbye to anyone in my life. even my kids know that it is difficult for me to say goodbye when i head out on a bike ride or go off to school. who knows what that's all about! saying goodbye to a guy like barry - well it sucks to be blunt. but i have reached a point in my life through my own father's flying away where i can feel happiness knowing that his spirit or energy has manifested in another form somewhere, continuing the goodness he shared with such glee while he was here. steven

Linda said...

Barry will be missed. I loved your poem Steven. =D

nollyposh said...

Beautiful Steven ~Beautiful~

NanU said...

beautiful thoughts, steven. barry filled us all with such joy. it's hard to believe he's gone on exploring without us. i wonder what's over there.