SIXTH WEEK TUESDAY: DAY OF CELEBRATING DEPARTED MERCHANT OF FRIENDS


This on the morning of the afternoon of the “sending away” of a truly humble community friend:

                        I.

     OH, NO! MORNING

PAIN IN THE CRACK

           OF THE JOINT

PARTS THE WATERS FOR

          PASSAGE INTO THE

HILL COUNTRY OF

         MORNING’S AMBITIONS

POACHING ON THAT LAST

         DREAM BEFORE AWAKENINGS

THAT REMIND OF TINY JOYS

         GAINED THROUGH THE

COLDPRESS OF PAIN

                 

                        II.     

LESSONS FROM LITTLE DOG

LITTLE DOG, LITTLE DOG:

           WHERE DOES YOUR NOSE

LEAD YOU TO PROVE

            YOUR TASK?

LITTLE DOG, LITTLE DOG,

            WE KNOW IT IS YOUR

SELF-ASSIGNED WORK

             TO SNIFF OUT THE

TRAIL OF INVADERS,

             VILLAINS, CREATURE FRIENDS,

DIGESTIFS IN THE LEAVES.

             LITTLE DOG, LET ME LEARN

LITTLE DOG, LITTLE DOG:

            COME BACK TO TEACH ME

THE SECRET YOU LEARNED ON

            FIRST WHIFF AT SUNRISE;

TEACH ME TO FOLLOW MY NOSE

           TIED TO MY HEART

BEFORE MY WRINKLED-BROW GAZE

           OF DOUBT–

TEACH ME, LITTLE DOG,

           TO JUST FOLLOW

This during the funeral service, seated with good friends:

 

           DEPARTED MERCHANT OF FRIENDS

SUDDENLY, A GLIMPSE OF

           THAT PARALLEL UNIVERSE

SHOWN OVER THE ROBED SPEAKER,

           DOWN BETWEEN THE HEADS

OF THE HUMBLE AND THE HAUGHTY,

           FLOATING OVER GLITCHES IN THE

AV SYSTEM, BATHING ALL

             IN A PROMISE.

My friend being laid to rest after two years of health struggles, two and one-half years younger than myself (who jog-walked three miles that morning), reminds me of how truly priceless the quality of humility is in friendships.

This departed one exemplified that quality with one and all, blessing us with his helpfulnees, honesty, and gentle humility.  May we all be so gifted in our friendships.

 

                             

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Dreamwalker
    Nov 10, 2011 @ 03:26:58

    A beautiful tribute… And a reminder how precious and sacred life and friendships are..
    Sending you a healing thought across the airwaves..
    ~Dreamwalker

    • granbee
      Nov 16, 2011 @ 02:52:38

      Sue, I am healed every time you send your comments my way! Just so you know, our entire community mourning the loss of our humble and helpful friend is turning more and more to celebrating his life, thereby facilitating healing in bystanders and those of whom we may be unaware.

  2. catlas
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 11:19:46

    So sorry for your loss, Gran 😦
    What a nice way to be remembered though and I loved the part about the little doggie.

    • granbee
      Nov 16, 2011 @ 02:54:25

      Thank you so much for your kind sympathy. Yes, Catlas, little dogs have so much to show us, if we only keep watching and waiting!

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