For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

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For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by juliadebeauvoir » Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:09 pm

Beyond the Fellgate,
over yellow Celandines,
your boy legs must be pumping,
arms reaching,
to a Cumbrian sky
the color of Hoegaarden.
Someone calls out "Neaw lad,
where ar yo beawn so fast?"
but still you run on, smiling
because no one can catch you.

I wonder if you have forgotten
your curries, boiling pots of rice,
sounds of boxing on the television,
steadily clicking computer keys.
Your voice was the hand on my shoulder.

I'm missing you even though
I've never seen your stubbled face
or the way you might have slowly smiled
at some idiocy.
You signed off "Stay Happy"
as if it were a choice.
I know that it must be
now that you are gone.
"Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you."

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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by David » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:20 pm

Lovely, Kim. A great, much-felt tribute.

As for

Someone calls out "Neaw lad,
where ar yo beawn so fast?"
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I love it.

Can you go on with us without him, do you think? I hope so.

Cheers

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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by oranggunung » Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:50 pm

A beautiful tribute, Kim.

How thoughtful to give him the freedom of his childhood in the area he clearly loved.


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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by Lake » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:59 am

Very moving, julia. I'm with you.

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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by juliadebeauvoir » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:16 pm

I love this place so I won't be going anywhere--its like home. I picture Barrie with strong legs and heart running through the fells--no stopping him now. It just hurts that he won't be running with us. If I hadn't said it before, best wishes and prayers to his family.

Cheers,
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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by emuse » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:13 am

A beautiful tribute Kim. I think it would suit Barrie to the 9's.

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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by twoleftfeet » Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:48 pm

What can I say? - beautiful piece.

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Re: For Barrie: Beyond the Fellgate

Post by Elphin » Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:28 pm

A fitting tribute.

I particularly like a Cumbrian sky/the color of Hoegaarden. A fitting blend.

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