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Written for William 
Waterway, who died too young. He was a poet/musician and active in all ways for conservation of our water resouorces and all of nature. He was mentor to many poets, and he was an inspiration to all. He is still loved and missed by all whose lives he touched.

For William There’s a rainbow in the sky That wasn’t there before, Special blueness in the ocean As it rushes to the shore. There’s a bright new shining star Above the breathless trees And I hear a haunting melody- Indian flutes along the breeze. His spirit, loosed from fetters That held him to this earth, Soars free of mortal chains To experience new birth. Now one with all of nature In the music of the spheres, He’s a part of all the things He cherished so when here. The works he did will never die - For his memory lives on. In the hearts of all he knew He was the paragon.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021




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Date: 7/23/2021 1:25:00 PM
How wonderful to be remembered like this, and I'm sure he would be delighted, Barbara. I do believe I will continue to live as long as someone reads my poetry.
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Barbara Peckham
Date: 7/23/2021 8:06:00 PM
He was truly a remarkable man and affected the lives of many people across the states and around the world. His name was William Marks, but he changed it to William Waterway