Such Love: A Tribute to the Loss of a Free Spirit.

And carrying on beyond death.

Favorite Crow - Hokusai
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The Loss of a Free Spirit.

Such Love is a poem of hope that one of the most precious things in life that we can share with another is not lost, or abandoned as a result of the untimely death of that person. The poem ‘Such Love’ was written by Pearldiver, as a tribute to a fellow writer who tragically lost both her daughter and her husband in separate circumstances. It relates to her spirit and strength in getting through the tough times and traveling the cold, long road back from dark days alone.

SomeWayOuttaHere is the pen name of a lady that I consider to be a courageous free spirit, who is experiencing almost as much enjoyment in finding her writer’s voice, as she finds riding the highways, with the wind in her hair, good music and her camera. I have known her through her writing and never had she shown until now, the pain that she has endured for all the time that I have had the chance to call her my friend. I have never met her; but as a poet, I haven’t needed to, to know what attributes and words best define her character. I hope my words fit into her medicine bag, so that they can help her on the days when she feels alone and vulnerable.

To really appreciate the life and strength of this special person, please follow the link to her story ‘California On My Mind’ and I’m sure you will agree that her article provides the very reason why these words just needed to be written. The writing of this poem was also initially motivated by a question asked by ‘sofs’ a fellow poet, who asked what the most desired object one could find is. Though I do not consider love to be an object, I do consider it to be one of the most desired treasures to find. I hope that within this poem, many questions are answered. Please enjoy ‘Such Love’ and if you know someone else who has gone through a similar tragedy, then consider giving them a link to both articles.

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Perspective #354

Coastal shores and vast open plains.
Coastal shores and vast open plains. | Source

Now I watch my favorite crow fly.

Cherry blossom crow - by Koson.
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Favorite Crow
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'Such Love'

Let me reach out to you in a smile

For across our world, a smile can bring warmth to you


Let me touch you, from within a morning mist

And I will feel your beauty here, in everything I do


Let me talk to you, as an autumn leaf does to the wind

For all free spirits, learn love, from breezes passing through


We touch and swirl and then it’s time, to say goodbye

And we do and we will, remember how we kissed

As you flow over jagged, snowy hills, riding on the rain

You are free and always will be, now I watch my wild crows, fly


Let my world be, all wild, tame, harsh and gentle seasons

Peace found riding, coastal shores and vast open plains

Free to love, the morning mists and howling gales, again


Such love made, survives beyond this loss, I tell my heart

Such love never leaves and every day, it's here with you

Such love, such love we made, shall fade but never part

Such love, my love, learned in breezes, passing through...


Such love found, such love lost, such love shared with you


* Words by Pearldiver *

Copyright © 2013 Pearldiver - Art of the Diver with all rights reserved.

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Vincent Moore 4 years ago

Let me my fellow poet be one of the first to tell you how magnificent this tribute to a friend is. Not only does it show the power of LOVE but exudes compassion from your soulful heart to another. Recently when we completed the Poet's contest, it's poetry like this that makes me a judge on the panel choose a scribe such as yourself to be chosen above all others for the first prize.

I am simply in awe of your talent, but that should not come as any surprise to you. As poets we are humble and I know you don't glorify yourself. Instead you quietly, simply express your sentiments, emotions, love, caring heart felt feelings in your poetry. This is such a beautiful piece, it brought tears rolling down both my cheeks my friend. Thank you for stirring my soul as you often do with your work. I am honored to read this masterpiece. Tweeted and shared.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

You really are too kind with your words Ken, though I really do appreciate your message and your heart. When I read SomeWay's article about what she has been going through.. I just had to write this poem, it was just so tragic and so profound. This poem is in reply of her tragedy and powerful spirit.. she inspires many with it.

Oh you read my heart well my friend and I am grateful that you do, as that for every poet is the pulse of their world after all. Thank you for your support and friendship Ken... isn't it time we wrote an e-book of 5000? Let me know... cheers and take care.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Your tribute to SomeWayOuttaHere also moved me to muse upon your empathy and sensitivity toward her experience of loss. I love these words you wrote: "I hope my words fit into her medicine bag, so that they can help her on the days when she feels alone and vulnerable." - That describes so accurately how one feels at such moments and the sense of admiration for another's courage in the face of it.

Just beautiful, Rob. Thank you for uplifting the moment. It's filled with warmth and compassion - and it's lovely with Ken here in it too.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Nellieanna, wow, thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment so positively on this piece. I feel most humbled by having both you and Ken pay such awesome tributes to the poem and Someway's plight. I'm glad that you appreciated those words Nellieanna, I chose them for that exact reason.. thanks for that.

Oh and I appreciated your latest collection too btw. Thanks so much for your support my friend.. You take care and be well Nellianna.


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sofs 4 years ago

PD, The gentle spirit that you are shines through your love, your compassion for your friend. Your words are, I am sure a balm for her soul. This is so beautiful and beautiful poetry always flows from the heart. Thank you for sharing this with us.. This is such a touching tribute..(((hugs))) to somewayouttahere. Take care and Have a lovely day!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi sofs, thanks so much for those kind words and for reading this piece. See what sort of conversation and words can come from simply asking a good question? I'm glad you did and glad that you liked this poem. I'm sure that SWOH will also appreciate having you read her work too.

You take care sofs and thanks again for your support.


SomewayOuttaHere 4 years ago

..i read it aloud a few times...that is beautiful and..i...will cherish it; you've touched me deep inside and i thank you for that Rob...you are one beautiful person inside, aren't you?

i luv the crow pics...my favourite bird...

xo


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

A very beautiful poem written full of compasion for a friend in need. Thank you for sharing your gift...


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi SomeWay, you found this piece.. good. I hope that I didn't offend you in any respect by 'ambushing' you with this poem. I'm really pleased that you liked it and hope you can use it on any down days that sneak up! Be well my friend and thank you for moving me.. take care.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Ruby, thank you for your kind words and support. I'm glad that you liked this work and took the time to read and comment so positively on it. Cheers.... You take care.


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Shalini Kagal 4 years ago from India

So, so beautiful and touching! What can one say about having loved so deeply and lost? And yet, this poem gives one hope that all isn't lost - it's always somewhere there - in the breeze or wherever.... may it bring comfort to the person you wrote it for - off to read her work now.


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Karanda 4 years ago from Australia

Pearldiver your words have certainly resonated with me. I know how it feels, firsthand, to grieve for a child and found your poem incredibly comforting. Thank you from across the miles for taking the time to reach a fellow Hubber - you have in fact reached many.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Shalini, thank you for taking the time to read this tribute and for leaving such a positive comment on it. I'm glad that you enjoyed this one Shalini, I had hoped that you would read the poem, as I had a feeling you would appreciate the words, as I appreciate your support and good taste... cheers again, you take care


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Karanda, wow, I'm sorry that you have suffered that pain, as it is not one any parent hopes ever experience. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and leave such a moving comment. I really appreciate your words and support.. cheers for that.. you take care.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Pearldiver, I am in awe of people who are able to feel the pain others are suffering. This beautiful, heart-touching poem of yours reveals your ability to feel not only your own pain but also that of a lady who is without any doubt suffering a tremendous loss.

Voted up and truly impressive. Love is certainly the best painkiller and healer of wounds.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Martie, thanks for reading this tribute and adding such a powerfully positive comment here. I believe that it is one of the most important things that we, as humans have the ability to do when it comes to caring about the people and other living creatures that we share our environment with. Unlike Apathy, empathy calls for an action, why would we limit the depth of that action if it is one that is genuinely given?

I intuitively understand pain and it is my nature to care, so please don't be in awe of something like that as we all have the abilities, but tend to limit or choose actions measured by lack of understanding of the very things and people that we may feel empathy for. I really appreciate your support and kind words Martie.. you take care and cheers.


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Very Good.. very, very good, lily


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi LIly, thanks for that very, very good comment. I'm glad you like this piece, I do also. I appreciate your support and very, very good taste! :) Take care.


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

It is rare to find someone like you, who is more concerned with what makes another who they are, the journey that brings them to a landing only to fly, continue on and evolve again. It is writers like you, pearldiver, that makes me delve a little deeper and wonder if there is a bottom in the human well. Your poetry makes me feel that this energy we call humanity, is like eternity...forever. Simply stated, you gave me goosebumps!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Amy, I am truly taken back by your words and the context of your very kind compliments. I feel most humbled by the comments made here by my peers and proud to have such support and friendship. I have always been fascinated by life, people, nature and that great pulse that is so often ignored or overlooked and so crucial a factor in our understanding of ourselves.

I'm very pleased that you enjoyed this tribute and my poetry Amy. If it has indeed helped you delve, then one of it's purposes for being, has been rewarded. Thanks again for your supportive review... you take care.


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Ah.. PD.. you walked with me through my dark days.. and now for Somewayouttahere! You are a rare friend and I appreciate you dearly! Please pass my heart out to her as well! (ps.. this was breathtaking!)


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Wow, Candie girl, thank you for that and for allowing me to have the opportunity to try to understand the things that you went through, your heart, strength and wonderful self... you know, you are a pretty impressive person yourself and I guess that when everything is boiled down, you deserve good friends and happiness Candie!

I have always appreciated your presence in my world and I'm sure you already know the words that I would use in a poetic tribute to you. I'm sure Someway found these words fitting and besides... I love crows too! Enjoy your Spring Candie.. and thanks again for your kind words.. you take care my friend.


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

A poem about me? That I would love to see!

You are most welcome! Hugs my friend!


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a wonderful poem;so clever and beautiful.

Here's to so many more to share on here.

Take care

Eddy.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Candie, Oh what a sales script my Candie mate... :) So ummm... I must dedicate the perfect verse to you.. Okay.. but I will need to finish a lot of tasks before hand.. I will.. soon.... take care..


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Eddy, thanks for taking the time to read this work and for posting such a positive comment. So glad that you liked this poem and appreciated its depth.. cheers.. take care my friend.


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I shall be waiting!!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Ah... Then I shall call it... 'Patience' ... Now, what can I say about.. 'waiting, waiting, waiting!!'


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Candie V 4 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

Hahaha! I do adore you!!


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

You have beautiful and powerful heart of love and compassion. Your spirit is strong and you make the world a better place.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Penny, thanks for that and for appreciating a special piece of writing for the pain of another who I know would do so for me.. I am the soul of my poetry and if my poetry reaches the hearts of others, then my words will help them understand who I am as an unpretentious soul.

As a poet completely unknown in NZ, maybe for many throughout the world, I am also an example of what to expect from other kiwis, maybe... Perhaps our country needs to appreciate talent that is appreciated outside of the national cynical attitude and mindset. Then perhaps realize what it really takes to make the world a better place... Please don't take my words negatively... I believe NZ lost her objectivity and most of the best pure talent a long time ago... sadly.. take care..


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pennyofheaven 4 years ago from New Zealand

I understand what you say and agree. NZ and the powers that be are less likely to allow the unknowns of NZ the gateway to recognition that many so justly deserve. It is sad but true. This is why we lost a lot of our great talent to the wider world. They were appreciated there. Just know I appreciate you. Peace and Love my fellow Kiwi.


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hahaha.. cheers.. nz is a peanut in regards to what its so called 'powers that be' represent in the world and certainly to any 'recognition' of my life, talents or ability to tell it as it is Penny! I detest bullying and corruption - 2 factors that dictate who, in Bumble Town is deemed to be considered a 'power that be!' In a place where many JPs exist and openly flaunt the law for pecuniary gain... I have little respect for such parties, irrespective of position.

As far as recognition is concerned, perhaps you have misunderstood what I meant earlier. When the NZ PM has to pay Letterman $1000s to show how significant he is to the world.... by reading stupid cue cards that rubbish both him and nz.. then why on earth would I wish to be recognized by 'powers that be?'

Among other things I'm a writer... one by nz standards who is regarded as being 'insignificant,' yet I am a writer whose words have been considered to worthy of recognition in a total of 187 countries other than his homeland... what does that say about peanuts, lack of culture, talent and 'powers that be' huh? Thanks for your + vote .. take care kiwi.. PD


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Gypsy Willow 4 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

Just living in New Zealand should be compensation enough. I learnt long ago that we are grains of sand and what others think of us matters not one jot. We enter this life alone and we leave the same way. Enjoy the moment for it is yours!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Gypsy Willow, hahaha.. you were reading comments, instead of my poetry! So I guess on that basis, my comments are far more interesting! Penny (above) is also a kiwi and a good writer/poet.. I meant no disrespect to either her or our homeland... I was throwing rocks at those who govern the place and are responsible for the mass exodus of talented kiwis to Australia and beyond each year... a net loss of over 1000 people per week for the last 6 years... from a population of just over 4mil.

Living in NZ especially outside of the main centers is by world standards, sub standard... but the world isn't aware of that reality, because NZ is sold in a whole different light... Sorry that I don't agree with your 'grain of sand' theory.. if I believed that.. then I guess I couldn't feel the way I do about others... and therefore wouldn't care enough to write poetry and tributes to others... like this poem to Mary Lynn's loss... I'm afraid my empathy matters more than a jot... and great words... well they will always be sought be those who by lesser ability and perhaps, that 'jot' - are unable to feel enough to find them within their own hearts!

Thanks for taking the time... I hope you did enjoy this poem 'Such Love' as it really does reflect the depth and grain of the author.. cheers... take care.. PD


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SomewayOuttaHere 4 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

i guess i've been following this piece...it's popped up for me to read again this morning and at the right time.....thank you again Rob for such beautiful thoughts and words...........

xo................................................................................................


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Mary Lynn, thank you for that... this was written for you.. and for the love in 'your' heart... if it keeps appearing to you, then it does so for the right reasons and that may only be, to remind you that these words are yours to share with your heart and any sadness that dwells there. The words are special when they are read in the right context... a tribute to celebrate, not meant to support the sadness, but rather the strength..

As I have said.. this was written for you.. and many others find strength in the poem as well... You take care and I hope life is treating you well ML... xo.... PD


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

A beautiful tribute.


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Pearldiver 3 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi Anna, thank you very much for that positive compliment... So glad that it brings enjoyment to its readers and perhaps a few of the healing words that we humans need from time to time... if so, we all benefit from the presence of the person it was written for... cheers, you take care.. PD


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SomewayOuttaHere 2 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

here i am again.........your words take on another meaning for me now....thank you....again....xo and peace my kiwi friend


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Pearldiver 18 months ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time. Author

Hi MaryLynn, I've been AWOL for nearly 2 years here, so please forgive my lateness for reply. I hope you have found within them an ever changing role... all held together with purpose and love... they are afterall your words, written for you, for all the time beyond the day they were penned... & Google can't have them! :) You touched my world ML touching yours would always result in a draw... so you don't have to thank me... you just reach your potential knowing that a lot of people care about you... take care lovely lady

xo

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