Great Instructions, Cont.

I found this in my Dennis Cole folder. So a H/T from beyond the grave.

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  1. purplehead says:

    Dennis Cole…every time I see one of his Republican clown illustrations, I wonder if he is still with us. Somehow I missed that he left. So, he did. We lost a good Scissorhead.

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    • I wondered too but was too meek to ask (plus, I didn’t want hear/know he was gone, to retain hope that he was still among us). I’m grateful that Tengrain employs his illustrations/posts/contributions …

      James Whitcomb Riley

      I cannot say, and I will not say
      That he is dead- . He is just away!

      With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand
      He has wandered into an unknown land,

      And left us dreaming how very fair
      It needs must be, since he lingers there.

      And you- O you, who the wildest yearn
      For the old-time step and the glad return- ,

      Think of him faring on, as dear
      In the love of There as the love of Here;

      And loyal still, as he gave the blows
      Of his warrior-strength to his country’s foes- .

      Mild and gentle, as he was brave- ,
      When the sweetest love of his life he gave

      To simple things- : Where the violets grew
      Blue as the eyes they were likened to,

      The touches of his hands have strayed
      As reverently as his lips have prayed:

      When the little brown thrush that harshly chirred
      Was dear to him as the mocking-bird;

      And he pitied as much as a man in pain
      A writhing honey-bee wet with rain- .

      Think of him still as the same, I say:
      He is not dead- he is just away!

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