Thomas Robert Turner, RIP   17 comments

Lummi & MCLACThomas Robert Turner, May 23, 1942 – November 13, 2014
I love you, Bobby!

I, slave, chained to an oar of poem,
Inhabiting this faraway province where
Nothing happens, I wouldn’t want it to.
I have expressly deprived myself of much:
Conversation, sweets of friendship, love. . . .
The public women of the town don’t appeal.
I wouldn’t want them to. There are no others,
At least for an old, smelly, covetous bookman.
So may things might have fed this avocation,
But what’s the point? It’s too late.

— from the poem STOIC, by Lawrence Durrell

17 responses to “Thomas Robert Turner, RIP

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  1. Oh, Kenne, I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was a very special man who will be deeply missed by those who were privileged to know him well and love him. My condolences to you and Joy and all who are grieving his loss.


    • Thank you, this has been a tough year, hasn’t it?

      We were only 16 months apart, I the older brother. We were like twins, he becoming the big gentle man, I the more responsible one. Any connection and understanding I may have to the literature world, I owe to him.


  2. I’m very sorry about the loss of your good friend, Kenne, please accept my condolences. What a thoughtful poem from Lawrence Durrell.
    Best regards, Dina


  3. Deepest condolences.


  4. Kenne, brother? Sorry for your loss. May you have many great memories to comfort you.





  5. Kenne, I am deeply sorry for your loss. What a nice tribute and comments about your brother.


  6. Very nice, Kenne.


  7. Kenne, Sorry for the loss of your brother at such a young age. I’m sure you are hurting like you never thought possible. Mom’s turn to be strong and for you to lean on. We’ll keep you in our prayers.
    Justin and Chase


  8. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    Fours years have now passed since brother Tom’s death. Family and friends continue to count the days and years and share our fond memories. — kenne


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