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by John H Bidwell

Monday, January 24, 2011
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Well- I'm back at AD for a while. It is sacred ground with some of the most amazing dearest people. Some of us just have to go missing for a while. There are countless reasons to be back- mostly to thank people because you all give so much.
But Christine Tsen wrote a poem "Songmaker" in honor of my father and I want to dedicate this poem to her.
I missed her birthday yesterday because my Internet was down. My father's birthday would have been the day before hers. They both made music that I find beyond inspiration. Christine has an amazing family, but with her hands that full she still gives more than most people can take in.
Buy her CD!!!!!!!

I hope this poem at least hints at the grand scale of life. (we have to practice scales)- And if she is ever feeling down it might help lift her to a better place.




There is no anxious heart that drives the fires

Beyond a past which no one comprehends-

Long scattering the dust of cosmic spires

To fragile art no conscious power defends.


This is a promise no one ever made-

The grandest burst of all that there can be-

Of elements in some divine parade

And all imagination, come and see.


But this most precious past of all- was ours-

The cradle of a universal cause

Beyond all understanding and all powers-

Yet even time found pre-existent laws.


No measure cried at inspiration’s birth,

No sound before ability to hear-

Just promise we would one day look from Earth-

And put it all in one sweet human tear.


John H. Bidwell

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Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 1/26/2011
Beautiful writing sweet man..well done indeed...Hugsss
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 1/24/2011
I know Christine thinks the WORLD of you too, John. Beautiful poem. Best, Morgan
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/24/2011
A beautiful poem for Christine. I hope she loves it.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/24/2011
Very fine poetry, John and a sublime tribute for Christine. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you, friend,

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/24/2011
John this is an exquisite tribute.
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 1/24/2011
Very sweet dedication to Christine!! I read the poem she wrote about your father and it was very touching! Take care, and God Bless!~Chessly
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/24/2011
I recognize this music John, and your voice is vibrant. Your friendship is a treasure, bless you, and you are my close companion wiser and stronger than ever.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 1/24/2011
Gorgeous poetry, John!

Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 1/24/2011
Exquisite dearJohn..simply exquisite!



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