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· Fractured Legacy

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· Hard Cache

· Peace Corpse

· Patriot Schemes

· Hidden Impact

· Reimagining The New Year

· Procrastination

· Balancing Act

· Intelligent Life

· Clan Reunion

· Your Words Reach Me

· Moving On

· Paradise Improved

· Cute!

· A Random Thought

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  Gene Williamson, For You
by Charles B. Neff
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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Gene Williamson is one of the most prolific, wide-ranging and imaginative contributors to our AD community. An injury and difficult recuperation have slowed but not silenced him (see his recent poem,WORDS ELUDE ME). This poem is a get-well card from an admirerer.


Gene Williamson, For You
You’ve become a friend from afar,
Thanks to the way you diminish distance
With generous and quixotic asides
On what you see and hear and imagine.
(Were we to meet, we might
Have trouble shaking hands,
With that ink-stained quill glued to yours!).
You’re caught in a rough patch.
Yet, even mired in it,
You go on celebrating life.
In restless nights you try to sing
New songs inside you,
As words that are their wings elude you.
But all your other words
Are a flock of never-nesting swallows.
Exulting many-tongued melodies.
And we are lifted by your voice.
With you, we rise on the updrafts
Of impossible imagination,
Become bright-hued fish in azure water,
Morph into pirates on the bounty,
Debate the ancients, chase skirts
And roar raucously at life.
We await your new songs,
When they are ready.
But, know this, dear friend:
We already hear so much
And go on listening.
Charles Neff



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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/21/2010
Hello Charles
You have embraced our dear den brother
With such respect & admiration
He is a very wonderful man
And I too am glad he is back sharing
With us...his den family

Love & Continued Inspiration
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 7/21/2010
Charles, I'm stunned. Speechless (almost) by your kind words.
Thank you, so much, my faraway but not distant friend. I shall
remember your moving and most generous poem. More than moving,
it is motivating. And I hope that my work from now on will be
worthy of it--and your friendship. -gene.

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