He told us so

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He told us so

Post by oranggunung » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:35 pm

Not a man to mince his words,
he loved the language far too much.
He'd call a spade a bloody spade
and call a fool a such and such.

Not a man to sit and stare
as Kaos danced through others' posts,
he'd tease the sense from cluttered prose
and exorcise poetic ghosts

He tended to the Poets' Graves
with deft and calloused craftsman's hands.
Now, in that hallowed cyberplot,
another headstone stands.

I'm sure he must have been a man
who'd rage against the dying light.
In life he wrestled many gods,
I doubt if Death could dim that fight.

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Re: He told us so

Post by Lake » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:36 pm

His love of words, his persistence in the quality of works, his caring of and dedication to PG, and his fight against illness are all clearly captured here. Very well crafted tribute. Many thanks for this positive note, oranggunung .

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Re: He told us so

Post by David » Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:58 pm

Good stuff, og. You mark his passing well.



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Re: He told us so

Post by Oskar » Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:42 pm


I think you've captured much of what there was to admire about Barrie as a man.

Good one.
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Re: He told us so

Post by twoleftfeet » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:42 pm

Og, you've captured Barrie's positivity and incisive mind perfectly.

Check this out from the Haiku train:

baited with spare parts
the garage windows attract
would be mechanics

Would be mechanics
confuse me by talking shop
and bore my pistons

BARRIE again
'And bore my pistons?'
What kind of daft talk is that?
We bore cylinders!