551[aloha-donblanding] Re: A question for the group
- Mar 6, 2000My favorite Blanding poem is "Heart's Radar." I think the first
attraction is the family connection to the poem, that DB personally
noted to my father that it was written to remember Scotty, his Lone Wolf
partner, my father's roommate, and my own name sake. But before I knew
that, I knew of the poem because my mother read it often after my
father's death. Finally, I think that it is one of his most eloquent
poems. It is extremely well written, it touches the heart without
dipping into cheap sentimentalism, it is loving and it is uplifting.
When I am sometimes asked to speak at a funeral, I always read it; when
a friend experiences a death in the family, I always give them a copy.
It assuages the pain of grief and offers the hope of a better life in
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