Saturday, May 28, 2016

the ripples of his life

The Old Viking, Heinrich Malling

a great man passes:
a force of nature,
a man so ebullient in spirit,
so positive and forceful in surety of self,
that any of us in contact with him
felt the pull to live life fully,
to give to the other so fully
that we can fill anew the more we give,
with the more that we joy in life,

like a huge rock dropped into a great lake,
the power of his life ripples through many of us,

as his spirit lifts us up, we remember Heinrich,
and we honor him and his life 
with each ripple we spread anew.

by Henry H. Walker
May 27, ‘16

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