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Offline Peter Richardson

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #120 on: July 14, 2011, 10:41:50 AM »
Hi everyone,

On this poignant day, I thought it would be appropriate to post a little something for Phoenix.

A took a walk outside on a beautiful day here and noticed a 'new' poppy had appeared and was the most beautiful color (colour) so I picked up my camera and went about posing the shot. I took the shot at precisely 14:25 (2:25 pm) and came inside to download it from the camera and add the poem by Mary Frye. I went to make a cup of tea and noticed the poppy had vanished, this was at 16:00 (4:00pm) and thought , how appropriate :) Anyway here it is http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #121 on: July 14, 2011, 10:45:02 AM »
Thank you, Peter.
Jean, California

Offline RMB

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #122 on: July 14, 2011, 10:56:23 AM »
Peter, that is just beautiful, and I know it came straight from your heart. Thank you!

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #123 on: July 14, 2011, 11:04:10 AM »
Phoenix the Eaglet
Phoenix, fiery bird and black as coal
Rose from the ashes in my soul.
The bird so loved and much adored
Had to break the umbilical cord
As death took her away so fast
In a moment,  - we were all aghast.
From a tiny egg to a majestic being
With spacious wings that would never be freeing.
But freed you were in a different way
You climbed the heights of a brand new day.
You showed us our own fragility,
Reminded us of cruel reality,
You taught us to be thankful for our time,
Now soar, blessed bird, through the skies divine.

Edelweiss
July 2011

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #124 on: July 14, 2011, 11:07:23 AM »
A took a walk outside on a beautiful day here and noticed a 'new' poppy had appeared and was the most beautiful color (colour) so I picked up my camera and went about posing the shot. I took the shot at precisely 14:25 (2:25 pm) and came inside to download it from the camera and add the poem by Mary Frye. I went to make a cup of tea and noticed the poppy had vanished, this was at 16:00 (4:00pm) and thought , how appropriate :) Anyway here it is http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html

Peter, that's so lovely.  Thank you.  Dear little Phoenix.
"Do the best that you can in the place where you are, and be kind."
- Scott Nearing, American Conservationist (1883-1983)

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #125 on: July 14, 2011, 12:46:52 PM »
Thank you Peter. Such a loving tribute. :hearts2
Your soul lights up the room as if the sun is beaming directly.

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #126 on: July 14, 2011, 01:32:15 PM »
Edelweiss: nice poem for Phoenix
beth
from California

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #127 on: July 14, 2011, 03:15:09 PM »
Thank you Peter and Edelweiss :heart
There is grace afoot in this world and it will find you.

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #128 on: July 14, 2011, 06:41:08 PM »
Thank you, Edelweiss, very sweet, but I'm crying (again)
Jean, California

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #129 on: July 14, 2011, 10:46:46 PM »

Thank you so much Peter! So beautiful....love the story of the poppy.

Flood



Hi everyone,

On this poignant day, I thought it would be appropriate to post a little something for Phoenix.

http://www.fasterthanu.com/Phoenix.html

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #130 on: July 14, 2011, 10:50:19 PM »
a poem for Phoenix...



Water Egg-Blue Planet


On the water egg-blue planet
is an island of trees
and black rocks
with a million eyes
deep-set holding
stories in their
empty light.

Each day the sky cracks
an eyelid, and a creamy milk
like a flower's skin,
or a blush
slowly fills the dark bowl
of night,

until the physical world
becomes itself again.

I want only one word
or two, a poem slight in build
and agile. A single thought
like a creek in summer.

So I cover the waters rushing
from my heart.

Last year in the summer,
on the 14th day of July,
an eaglet stopped breathing.

I know your breath stopped too,
for an instant. We all did.
From that moment on,

after the floods came,
something grew like a new forest.
We had never seen before.

Some would call this legacy.
A man climbs the spire of a cathedral
shaking in his brave boots. Pulls
the eaglet's body into the backpack,
waves at the camera,

to the world
so we could breathe again,
and the chopper flew her
to loving hands
who found the cause
and calmed us,

eventually.
Many hands. Much love.
Phoenix meanwhile churning
away invisible, to her next life.

And after, came courting
and sticks to the bowl
of great branches.

Mom laying bright circles of white light,
two for good measure. Dad busting out
with pride. Hatching. Growing.

And now here we are in the land
of celebration. The breeze and the ocean
gently clapping. Silly to think
this would ever be easy,

or a simple poem. Letting it all go
I sit with you my family in the wood,
the thousand eyes, on every limb
and shore.

Shhhhh.
Listen to our memory. To the gifts
piling up in front of us. The flutter.
The lift off. The next life,

and one who left us for greater things.




in deep gratitude
for Phoenix, and how you continue
to inspire us all.


c2011 T.L.Stokes (all rights reserved)



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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #131 on: July 14, 2011, 11:51:30 PM »
Stokes, that is beautiful.  :ecsmile
beth
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Offline Lucia

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #132 on: July 15, 2011, 05:36:16 AM »
I posted yesterday on a Facebook tribute to Phoenix and would like to share it with you

"The pain of seeing her go, with their pair of wings, it was as if her lost was a betrayal of life. The pain bothered me. The stillness of the nest disturbed me. I was no more horizon and no wings. His flight was different in other fields and other trees. In other stops. I stood there, watching you with my little pair of curve wings. You are free. One day I'll see you inside of this immensity." (In memoriam of Phoenix)

I put a picture of Phoenix together with the text.
For those who have Facebook, here is the link:


http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1192273&l=499d577e2d&id=100000220127151

The experience of yesterday, for a minute of silence in memory of Phoenix, was wonderful.
A big hug to you all.
The human spirit needs places where nature has not beeing rearranged by the hand of man.

Offline Msseaman

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #133 on: July 15, 2011, 06:26:57 AM »
flood such beautiful words i am moved to tears what a wonderful talent you have thank you

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Re: Memories of Phoenix
« Reply #134 on: July 15, 2011, 06:30:28 AM »
Flood, you are amazing.  :heart