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Father's favorite excerpts
By J C Howard
Thursday, December 01, 2011

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short collection of my father's favorite excerpts-I miss him but am reminded of him when I read.

 

Dad loved to read….
       (some favorite excerpts follow)
 
The Bible-
“All things are possible.” (Luke 18:27)     
 
Or Poe-
It was many and many a year ago,
    In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
    By the name of Annabel Lee:
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
    Than to love and be loved by me.
 
        Perhaps Landor-
Death stands above me, whispering low
    I know not what into my ear;
Of this strange language all I know
    Is, there is not a word of fear.
 
        And of course, Byron-
In secret we met—
    In silence I grieve
That my heart could forget,
    Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
    After long years,
How should I greet thee?
    With silence and tears.

 


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Reviewed by JMS Bell 1/24/2012
I APPRECIATE YOU SHARING ALL THE EXCERPTS FROM YOUR DAD'S FAVORITE POETS...I ENJOYED READING THEM ALL. MY FAVORITE IS THE ONE FROM THE BIBLE...'WITH GOD...ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE'. YOUR DAD HAD FAITH IN A PROVEN FRIEND. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/22/2012
These are words that become etched by their meaning, JC. Thank you for sharing them. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 1/22/2012
How wonderful that these enduring words will always bring you happy memories of your loving father and allow you to feel close to him through their greatness and his love of their beauty. Beautiful! ~Elizabeth
Reviewed by Michael LeFevre 1/11/2012
Enlightening, your father was obviously a well read man.
Reviewed by INNOCENT AGBO 1/7/2012
Bittersweet reminiscience. Lovely!
Reviewed by Michael Hollingsworth 12/12/2011
Your father "did you proud". Good memories are special assets! Thank you for sharing.
Reviewed by Morgan McFinn 12/1/2011

JC,

Quotes from some of the masters. Lucky you had a father who introduced you to them. It's a shame they are not more widely read today. Good of you to remind us.
Reviewed by Laurel Lamperd 12/1/2011
Lovely JC. You have lovely memories of your dad. I haven't read any of Edgar Allan Poe except that he was a writer of horrific tales. This almost sounds like a love poem. Or did Annabel Lee have a terrible ending.
Reviewed by baz busbe 12/1/2011
Oh my goodness, that byron qoute had me in tears, a lovely way to remember your dad. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 12/1/2011
Love the Byron quote. Longing is my favorite emotion.

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