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For Jihmye


For Jihmye
In memory of San Diego poet Jihmye Collins,
From his friend Michael Horvitz–April 10, 2011
 
Perhaps you never knew—
I looked: for you
time by time
in this very place—here
in life’s living magic
 
I sought your warmth
its magnitude–
and when you looked up
poems & paints
colored your eyes.
Then, came your voice
making everything buoyant
 
You were voice
body
face & form
weighed with kindness
intelligence
and it flowed freely
like the running streams
 
You bathed our eyes & ears
thoughtfully–
with generosity
your spirit flew–
and petals of color
enchanted us
 
The flower of the world
the flower of you
Jimhye
still flows on us
 
And your warm solidity
Comes & goes with
us all
here
forever.


[photo of Jihmye]
Jihmye Collins was born June 17, 1939, in Greenville, Ga.  Jihmye died March 15, 2011 at age 71.

Nice YouTube of Jihmye:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qac0YuArJBA

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