POETIC BLOOMINGS is a Phoenix Rising Poetry Guild site established in May 2011 to nurture and inspire the creative spirit.

In Honor of Dyson Douglas McIlwain

Our dear Iain Douglas Kemp has just recorded the final poetic words of dearly missed fellow Poetic Bloomings poet Dyson Douglas McIlwain: If My Words Should Die.

Iain, you have truly done his words justice, and richly honored his memory.  THANK YOU.

Link to recording: http://almerimarlife.com/iain-kemp-poetry-2

Dyson’s poem will also appear in our second book:  Poetic Bloomings – the second year.  Please note that the deadline for submissions has been extended to August 31.  See updated instructions at http://poeticbloomings.com/2013/08/01/announcement-poetic-bloomings-the-second-year/.

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9 thoughts on “In Honor of Dyson Douglas McIlwain

  1. I hope we all one day meet up with Dyson in a sweet Heaven where we can all entertain the Lord, the angels, and the saints with our poems. Dyson, your poems will never die!

  2. Henrietta Choplin on said:

    Lovely, loving Honor for Dyson, Iain, thank you!!

  3. I loved both the poem and Ian’s reading of it. I listened to his other readings as well and it was a beautiful beginning to my day. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  4. No one else I could imagine reading Dyson Douglas’ words than Iain Douglas Kemp. I felt a shiver as I listened. Thank you Iain! Your brother from another mother, Walt.

  5. Thank you all very much, you are beyond kind. It truly was an honour to record the poem and I must thank Walt for arranging permission from Dyson’s daughter Kairn.
    Cheers all.
    I shall be back once the weekly prompts recommence 🙂

  6. Heartfelt and lovely reading of a man missed and admired by many of us. Thank you so much Iain.

  7. Thank you Iain. Truly beautiful.


    Thank you for the extension on the deadline.

  8. Both the idea and its execution were lovely and touching. Thanks so much, Iain, for your big heart that literally gave voice to Dyson’s poem and memory.

  9. Iain has a wonderful narrative voice and perfect phrasing–Thank you Iain–beautifully done 🙂

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