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Poem dedicated to Mary Travers

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

May her soul rest in peace. she died from complications of leukemia.


in the early morning rain

i feel the teardrops hit my face

as though the sky was crying on me

i will see you tomorrow

at the golden gate of life

up in the sky and beyond

there will be singing, dancin, and rejoicing

'the day i return home

just like you have mary

i loved your voice

that inspired folklore legends

keep on bringing smiles my own way

and together we will see the sun rise again

so tomorrow we will meet

at the stairway to heaven

and on that day there will be much rejoicing

so i pray your soul be comforted

from the cancer that took your life

godbless you mary

Larsen M. Callirhoe

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It does feel like the passing of an era ... it was PPM, after all, who made that brilliant recording of "Blowin' in the Wind" that was a first major step in bringing Bob Dylan, who wrote the song, into prominence. They were the bright and shiny and acceptable side of the folk movement (which NOBODY was listening to in the 1950s and early 60s ... except, maybe, Hang Down Your Head, Tom ... Dooley) and their upbeat songs helped popularise other then completely-unknown folk musicians. This, I think, was their real legacy. On the other hand, they did come up with "Puff, the Magic Dragon", one of the most toe-curlingly awful songs in musical history!


A fitting tribute, all the same ....


Drown your sorrows in drink, by all means, but the real sorrows can swim

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Larsen M. Callirhoe

lol as i child i loved that song. for music it doesnt fit in but it is a different bkind of song for is "Puff, the magic dragon". i havent heard that song on the radio since i was a child. i live in a nursing home now and a singer we have here once a month sang that song last thursday as a matter of fact. every person in the room about 35 people all sang the chorus of the song. i cracked up laughing. it is a child's song. i can see where it is chessy dedalus especially as an adult lmao. ither than thatt thank for reading. i like the lyrics to several of their songs by the way brendan.




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Hi victor,



A lyrical tribute for a much loved singer.



I like these images:


in the early morning rain

i feel the teardrops hit my face

as though the sky was crying on me




Also the detail: "golden gates of life".



Thank you.




Even a single enemy is too many and a thousand friends too few - Bhutanese saying.

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Ah Victor what a nice tribute where it feels some calm and love. The same feelings I got while listening the song Puff the Magic Dragon. I never heard before about this lovely singer, and now I enjoy the songs.


Thank you for this nice poem. May her soul rest in peace.



The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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