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There is No You. Only Memories. Musketeer 100th Challenge. RDK. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/21/2019 10:16:11 PM

William Willis said:



From the heart dear sir! You relate to Roy wonderfully well in this. I like when you state you never met him but the letters exchanged are paramount to your friendship. No fancy words Denis, just plain and simple English with sumptuous rhyme. I really think we shared someone very, very special in Roy and his poetry. A Five Star Award Winner/|\ *****

on 6/23/2019 8:10:25 PM

Still Waters -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 3/10/2012 4:27:43 PM

Frank Davis said:



The problem with loving from afar is the forlorn hope that the beloved will, somehow, come to the secret lover. An occurrence not, at all, likely in reality.. Still waters may run deep; they are also far too still. What can we, then, conclude? I think it is this: We are often simply in love with love. A gorgeously portrayed poem, Richard!

on 6/23/2019 7:28:48 PM

100th Challenge , MY LIFE IS A BOOK WITHOUT PAGES . FOR SIR ROY . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 6/20/2019 7:31:20 PM

Rita Singh said:



Dear Eddie, your poem is so,so true to what ageing brings on.I am still reeling from the sadness of dear Roy..yet, he was always positive and spreading sweetness..he will be terribly missed, he was iconic..beyond which words fail me..Bless you for sharing and honouring Roy..love and regards rita

on 6/23/2019 5:20:55 PM

One day you will understand -- by Member: Reginold Jacob, India -- added: 6/9/2019 8:29:03 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Reginold a wonderful poem with powerful words, all these things we seek in this world, will mean nothing after we pass. Let us help mankind and be giving while we are here. God Bless, perfect poem for this Sunday morning.

on 6/23/2019 2:13:38 PM

(Musketeers Tribute Challenge) #100 - "A Graveside Prayer" (for Roy) -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 6/22/2019 11:58:44 AM

Rita Singh said:



What a heartbreaking loss and my heart nearly stopped on reading the RIP's posted , it was to say the least alarming news of Roy, dear,kindest,finest man and what a loss ,what a gaping ,wounding loss. Dear Richard this is a grace filled tribute..yes,shadows grip our hearts too and I for one will take a long,long time mourning..love and regards rita

on 6/23/2019 2:00:13 PM

THE WALL -- by Member: P.K.N. Panicker, India -- added: 6/19/2019 6:10:52 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A compelling and thought provoking read. Very well penned. Fondest

on 6/23/2019 10:47:27 AM

There is No You. Only Memories. Musketeer 100th Challenge. RDK. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/21/2019 10:16:11 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



This is so beautiful Rhymer and expresses that intense anguish, shock, disbelief and grief which is experienced when we lose someone we love. In this case, a moving and emotional tribute to dear Roy, fine poetry. Fondest to you both and take care x

on 6/23/2019 10:39:26 AM

100th Challenge - Musketeers Tribute To RDK - What Could Have Been -- by Member: Kenneth Clark, UK -- added: 6/10/2019 11:47:11 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Kenneth, the concluding lines of your piece are so very moving my friend (truly) - "So much love we left unsaid, wish now what could have been, that summers day, when once I dreamed." - Our friend Roy (I know) was quite taken by your gifted quill, oft' mentioned in private correspondence. He would be delighted to read this lovely offering penned in his honour. God Bless, Aramis /|\

on 6/23/2019 10:36:37 AM

(Musketeers Tribute Challenge) #100 - "A Graveside Prayer" (for Roy) -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 6/22/2019 11:58:44 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Such a beautiful, heartfelt, touching poem in remembrance of someone so very special and loved, dear Aramis. I remember reading this one before and it’s equally beautiful to read it this time around. Poignant and lovely work. Fondest and take care xx

on 6/23/2019 10:36:20 AM

A Lesson in Grace -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/20/2019 2:57:29 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Frank, a Child's final memory of their Parent should be one of inspiration and wherever possible one of dignity through fortitude. All who have experienced such loss, remember the final moments forever. What better way to live or die than by the example of One who has gone before. You have a talent for succinct expression my friend. God Bless Aramis /|\

on 6/23/2019 8:02:49 AM

Roy Kneale Celebration Challenge # 100 "We Gaelic Folk" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 6/18/2019 9:36:58 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello William, as I have mentioned before, surely there is a job just waiting for you with the Scottish tourist board. My homeland has never been painted in a finer light by any of the greats from yesteryear. A good school friend of mine used to live in a - But 'n' Ben - as part of a family of Eight; bit of a squeeze in just a two roomed cottage (one of which was the kitchen/scullery area). As you can imagine he spent a lot of time outdoors and unsurprisingly became a ''Ghillie" on a nearby country estate in later life.:) I know Roy loved it when you waxed lyrical about the scenic landscape of home. The line which touches my heart is - "Solemn remoteness where silence trumps sound" - I do believe your Rusty Claymore has been kissed by 'The Angels Share' before scribing the page (such is the intoxicating effect on this reader). I love it Noble One, God Bless fae me Aramis /|\

on 6/22/2019 8:40:38 PM

A Clown’s Sad Sonnet/Poem (100th Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 6/19/2019 10:54:49 AM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Nishu, I once read of a famous Clown's life story, which could only be narrated by him when in full costume. He felt unable to do it any other way (having left a little piece of himself behind after every performance) - Such is the lot of many poor Souls who are able to make us laugh. Why this should be I am unable to answer (as I often laugh at my own antics). The famous quote of "Laugh and the World laughs with you" - "Cry and you cry alone" comes from a Poem called "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler circa 1883 (well worth reading). Perhaps it is the solitude which every performer experiences from time to time which carries over (for some) after they leave the stage. - "But when night comes, off comes the paint- the nose, the wig, the clothes" - 'what a sight in growing darkness' - (sounds like an old flame I once knew).:) A wonderfully sad piece my dear friend. Big Hugs fae me o'er the Sea. God Bless Aramis /|\

on 6/22/2019 1:53:58 PM

100th Challenge , MY LIFE IS A BOOK WITHOUT PAGES . FOR SIR ROY . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 6/20/2019 7:31:20 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Eddie, as our friend Denis has intimated, your poetic skills have reached another level of late (A writer of Books no less).:) I am sure you will agree that our mentor Roy has played no small part in bringing about an improvement in us all. He would certainly have delighted in reading this offering in relation to his own piece. You may well have - "Reached that age" - Noble Brother, but you have lost none of your observational skills (in relation to life). Much love to dear May and all at home. Keep turning the pages my friend, God Bless Aramis /|\

on 6/22/2019 1:20:23 PM

No Love No Pain -- by Member: Jonah Jonah, Nigeria -- added: 6/8/2019 6:55:16 AM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Jonah a soulful poem of lost love and fearing to ever love again, this happened to my brother years ago and now he has been married for over 40 years. To write is good for the soul, but though this was not true love, one day I wish for you to find that truest of love. God bless!

on 6/22/2019 1:11:51 PM

There is No You. Only Memories. Musketeer 100th Challenge. RDK. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/21/2019 10:16:11 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello Denis, poignant words in relation to our friend's passing. So many have forged close friendships on this site without ever having met (it must be a Poet thing). We are all open to and supportive of each other in a way which is not commonplace these days. Roy was so supportive of many on VN and indeed to members away from the site (especially in their time of need). I think we all felt a great sadness when he - "stole away" - (as was his wont). We can take comfort in the fact he was not alone, being with his beloved Son Ralph and dear lady at the end. The most meaningful line in your piece for me is - "Just letters exchanged and yet," - 'and yet' says it all, somehow through the written word he reached out to all around the World. He has left a great void in my life and I am sure in many others too. A most engaging tribute piece my friend, I do hope both you and dear Pauline are in better health than of late. God Bless, Aramis /|\

on 6/22/2019 12:59:46 PM

Rebecca Hart -- by Member: RENELLE TONGE, USA -- added: 6/18/2019 10:52:09 PM

RENELLE TONGE said:



Thanks!??

on 6/22/2019 9:32:06 AM

THE EMBRYOS DEATH -- by Member: Marcia Schechinger, USA -- added: 9/25/2008 12:57:03 PM

Frank Davis said:



There are many such "heaps" purposely produced by so-called "healers," these days. Profoundly wicked. An infinitely sad poem, Marcia!

on 6/21/2019 8:04:32 PM

A Clown’s Sad Sonnet/Poem (100th Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 6/19/2019 10:54:49 AM

Frank Davis said:



Frequently, those who make us laugh live the saddest lives. Greasepaint forms a garish smile, too often, meant to obscure a broken heart. Your insightful, high-level poetry, Nishu, says this--and more!

on 6/21/2019 5:40:16 PM

100th Challenge , MY LIFE IS A BOOK WITHOUT PAGES . FOR SIR ROY . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 6/20/2019 7:31:20 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Eddie, A great ‘write’! Pertinent both to life as we humans know it, but also so very true when compared with a good book. Your poetry improves all the time, and - when time permits - I read your many poems - the book holds its own in my small collection - about twenty books of self published, such as yours - and local Canadian poets - new and old - I’ve enjoyed reading over the past thirty plus years. I’ve learned so much from such volumes - mineral mining, logging, wilderness living, travelling the Great Lakes in all manner of boats, Nature in its many forms, and coal mining. Harder to read these days, but with help from a magnifying glass, I can cope. Pauline also reads them to me when I ask. I’m trying to get caught up in the garden, but it’s tough and Mother Nature still keeps sending more rain which I could well do without right now. Hope you’re not having too many problems? Now my daughter has returned home to Vancouver, it gets a ittle hard for me to cope with both inside and outside chores. Fondest regards to you both. Pauline and Denis. PS: Thankfully I can lose mysle fin writing poetry myself. A great therapy. Ciao Denis.

on 6/21/2019 5:14:38 PM

A Lesson in Grace -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/20/2019 2:57:29 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Frank so true, we are continuously teaching and supporting our children emotionally until the end of our time on earth. My best friend just lost her mother, and the memories are all that remain. Let us make those memories fantastic.

on 6/21/2019 1:03:19 PM

Things I Love. Musketeer 100th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/19/2019 7:02:38 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



Denis so lovely to read and it feels the readers heart with joy that you have love and are enjoying the pleasures we do have on this earth. What a great poem to start this day! Thank You!

on 6/21/2019 1:00:33 PM

Happy Birthday B.C. (A Poetic Pretense) -- by Member: John Starks, USA -- added: 6/12/2019 4:32:11 PM

Richard Gildea said:



Hello John, a belated Happy Birthday to B.C. (Birte?). Your Muse has oft inspired your talented quill to pen the most beautiful work it has been my pleasure to read. - "You validate that bard who would indite, the one with whom he'd happily contend; should to contend solicit quaint delight." - (She must be really somethin') - as in - "What (absent light) begs yet my eyes to stare." - It will be well worth waiting one more year to catch another glimpse of 'all you see' my friend. God Bless John with regards to dear Birte. Hands across the Sea, fae Aramis /|\

on 6/21/2019 11:09:29 AM

(Musketeers Tribute Challenge) #100 - Update (2 more Poems from Roy's Library) No's 13 & 14 -- by Member: Richard Gildea, UK -- added: 6/20/2019 10:57:03 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Such beautiful poems. Incredible. What immense talent and such a gifted poet - I hope his work is read for a long long time. Beautiful. May he rest in peace xx

on 6/21/2019 10:48:36 AM

Things I Love. Musketeer 100th Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 6/19/2019 7:02:38 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



So lovely to read, Rhymer. I enjoyed this very much - it filled my heart with such lovely sights and fragrances, A feel good read- a joyous poem. Fondest to you and Pauline

on 6/21/2019 10:45:34 AM

A Lesson in Grace -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 6/20/2019 2:57:29 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very thought provoking and a power packed poem, Frank. Very true indeed. Well said, well said. Fondest

on 6/21/2019 10:41:57 AM

100th Challenge , MY LIFE IS A BOOK WITHOUT PAGES . FOR SIR ROY . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 6/20/2019 7:31:20 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Very soulful and beautiful to read, Eddie. Poignant for sure. Those pages that you turn have some great stories to tell. A powerful poem that says so much about life, the passing of time. Fondest xx

on 6/21/2019 10:39:51 AM

Heavenly Lights -- by Member: Mike DeVincenzi, USA -- added: 6/21/2019 7:51:38 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A wonderfully spiritually reassuring and uplifting poem, Mike. Sounds heavenly for sure. Fondest

on 6/21/2019 10:35:52 AM

A Clown’s Sad Sonnet/Poem (100th Inspirational Challenge) -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 6/19/2019 10:54:49 AM

P.K.N. Panicker said:



A fine reading of the Clown's day as it unfolds - a good poem.

on 6/21/2019 5:24:54 AM

Fragile -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 3/20/2019 11:11:27 PM

Frank Davis said:



"Fragile" is a magnificent, insightful and hard-hitting poem, William. Work to be admired!

on 6/21/2019 4:47:42 AM