Friday, July 20, 2007

May the Sea Hold You

A dear friend of mine passed away yesterday. I can't seem to put into words what this man meant to me or what his wife continues to mean to me. The words of Lord Byron have been echoing in my head since I learned of this man's passing yesterday afternoon:

For the sword outwears its sheath,
and the soul wears out the breast.
And the heart must pause to breathe,
and love itself have rest.

(from "So, We'll Go No More A-Roving")

Earlier this month another man I deeply admired passed away as well. He somewhat famous, famous in his shyness as a New England poet. However, he too, like my dear friend Gary, deserves his own post--shrine if you will--for being a remarkable influence in my life.

Farewell my friend.


Anonymous said...

Tara, where did you find that wonderful Byron poem? Unfortunately I am only familiar with Childe. But then again aren't most people only familiar with that work? Sorry about your friend. I can see by your lack of words that it has really hit you. My regards. --Kent

Tara A. Rowe said...

The poem was floating around in my head--I actually had to type it into Google to find out what the poem actually was. I couldn't place it. Luckily it wasn't too difficult to find with one of my favorite websites.