That bell is gonna toll for all of us at some point friend: )) Lets just hope we can also get to leave our own mark on the world of poetry before we go. I am of course sorry for your loss. Losing friends and family is always hard and never gets any easier.
I recently posted a similar poem, fo a friend who passed away. It seems as we age,more of this happens I afraid, Beautifully written. In three quatrains in not quite sonnet form, three aabb tetrametric articulate stanzas and a couplet, well done, blessings, Roy
Such a wonderful tribute to give to someone that has been admired by you. There is no doubt of that. If only he might read this accolade from someone who I am sure he admired. Since you too are of great repute. So lovely!
If he moved you...ONLY you, he was a poet and man of substance. Emily Dickinson is my favorite poet...I love her poem, which I will share here in honor of your friend who has passed on:
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Emily Dickinson (10 December 1830 - 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)
#6 on top 500 poets
Poems by Emily Dickinson : 492 / 1232
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If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
God Bless Him. God Bless YOU, for your work moves me every time I read it!
Nice to meet you jay
You obviously don't need all my mumbo jumbo
about health and longevity,(my obsession)
I like your style
I enjoyed your poem.
I don't lie , I just don't review if I don't like.
May the muse be with you. :-)) Z.