Tuesday, July 02, 2013


At his memorial

how pleasant we all are

dressed nice
a glass of wine
the blue of the sky

these shimmering women
this sultry day
almost as if

these fine shirted men
this striped awning
just as if

on a holiday
as if he'll be in
the Adirondacks

for the summer
Europe,  maybe
Bon Voyage!

how pleasant

~ Ralph Murre

It may be too much, all this going on for the passing of one friend.  I'd promise to stop soon, but I may not keep that promise.    ~ RM

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fine poem and sketch. I also am having trouble stopping writing about him. I just put up a new blog that started out as a poem.