Saturday morning May 14, 2016 at 9:30 PM at the fifth CLOUDBURST COUNCIL we are meeting at the Gell Center main lodge building to hold a remembrance for Ken Warren. Either prepared or spontaneous tributes, stories, poems, recounting, art forms, all expressions welcome.
Here are some photos of Ken at various events. I am also posting my poem for Ken that I wrote last Spring.
WHAT BOOK WILL NEVER BE REACHED FOR?
for Kenneth Warren
from the shelf tumbles dust
dry words, unread pages
there is heaven and earth
Ontario become a dark ship in a lake of gods
your soul was as constant as the driven wind
deep soul, beautiful lake, beautiful water
it is a taking away, taken from us
the subject of poetry as you know too well
a cloudburst unleashed
the evening cry of gulls
sunset below the pattern of storm
driven like sleep finally come
aftermath of black waves
growing wave crests orange
almost all the beats would be fine
in rhythm, but then there would be
a pause, a skip
I’d glance at you, eye to eye
and see the terrible aloneness
what bright color might next catch our interest?
bury that thought as they now bury you
the rabbit in the moon
was placed there
as tribute for rabbit’s sacrifice
of his life and substance
for the saving of others
May 25, 2015
Elsmere, New York