A Life in the Day


George Martin: 1926-2016

I have read the book

its cover lies closed

the blackbird now

with her folded wings

floats within the sky

among precious stones


the dirt will be wiped

from our hands as

we march from the grave

the whole world came

you helped to give us love –

all that we ever needed


now you have followed

the path of your sun

into the waiting arms

of your Lady Madonna

you’ll now forever roam

immortal fields forever


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About John White

I've written off and on my entire life. It took years for me to finally take putting words together seriously. Now it's not, nor does it ever feel, like work. Writing daily has become habitual. No day is complete without words having appeared on the page.

Posted on March 9, 2016, in Poetry and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Very fitting tribute. Lovely.

  2. Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

  3. Awesome piece…thanks for sharing this wonderful tribute John☆ You are the best 🙂 .

  4. Beautiful tribute ❤

  5. Love it John
    Keith Emerson died Thursday
    So sad

  6. John, this was my time, an era of precious memories. My partner (I married a bass player – well somebody has to) worked with George and was inspired by his artistry with sound. As a result he worked with acoustics all his life and still operates acoustics for stage productions. George Martin touched so many lives and blessed a whole generation with a new dimension in sound. Thank you for your poem. Sally

    • Thank you, Sally! 🙂 And here I thought drummers were the most enigmatic. 😉 George was, as he put it, “the realizer” of the Fab Four’s ideas putting them into action and making them reality. Without him, I may have wound up with a different favorite band and entirely different musical tastes. And to think he did all of that fantastic work on only four tracks is staggering.

  7. A great talent passes, as so many have, this terrible year. A very reverent post.

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