In Memoriam

“If thou of fortune be bereft,
and in thy store there be but left
two loaves, sell one, and with the
dole, buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.”

John Greenleaf Whittier

The blogging world recently lost an extraordinarily fine poet, a man of noble principles and generous kindness.  I was honored and blessed to know Paul Lenzi through our poetry blogs.  His absence leaves a bruise as significant as was the shimmer of his presence.  Despite his health issues he wrote and published voluminously, with passion and literary precision which earned praise for his expertise, and inspired his readers to hone their talent.

I doubt any poem I might write for him would do justice…now and then, I’d manage a piece for which he’d comment, “wow”…those were seriously good blog days.  I envision him now, his body pain-free in Heaven; and suspect he’s engrossed in weighty discussions with the great philosophers…and still penning poems, for he seemed unstoppable.

My condolences go out to his family, with prayers for God’s comfort and peace amid the rough seas of grief and loss.

Thank you, Paul, for everything you gave us…it was ever an over-flowing basket.  (Kudos and blessings from your poet-friend of myriad blogs and pseudonyms, l.b.)

For my readers, here is the link to Paul’s poetry blog:

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2 thoughts on “In Memoriam

  1. Thank you so much for letting us know. I have to think that Paul would give this memorial another of his wows. Grace, peace , comfort and love to you and to his family and friends.


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