Friday, 9 November 2012

Horizon (for Robert Chrysler 21/10/67 - 4/09/12)

I have been using social media and blogging since June 2009. Every so often I have made connections that greatly influence  my thoughts and my perceptions of certain realities, and how I view the world.
Robert Chrysler was one of these. He befriended me on facebook  back in April 2010, possibly because  he identified with someone who shared a poetic pulse, I can never be sure.I began to admire his posts immensely, his outsider edge and his obvious love of freedom, connecting the obvious, to the rather arcane with a strong surrealist bent. I never met him and it is not a long time to have had an acquaintance, but it was a connection I valued., 
'Robert Chrysler  He said of himself  '  is  an inspired subway ranter from Toronto, Canada. He enjoys challenging capitalist property, trying to figure out what the post structuralists are going on about, and dreams of someday living in a tree.'
I looked forward to hearing his voice....then recently notced that his daily facebook pages had drifted away. I looked at his profile 2 days ago and was shocked and deeply saddened to find he had suddenly passed away  on the 4th of October.
His thoughts always invigorating and stimulating, I discovered too how long this great man had spent on journeys of difficulty and hardship. There were battles with drugs and homelessness, yet he never seemed to have lost his sense of humour, and a thirst for something new, a hunger too for social justice.
A great intellect, who came along and inspired, so thanks Robert R.I.P, you have taken me places where it will take a lifetime to look.
Here are some links to his writings, that give an insight to his great mind.

http://www.fullofcrow.com/prate/2009/11/robert-chrysler/

http://www.ditchpoetry.com/robertchrysler.htm

http://balloonpoetry.blogspot.com.au/2009/08/3-poems-by-robert-chrysler.html

An interview with him here.

http://www.ditchpoetry.com/Robert%20Chrysler%20Interview.pdf

This is something I wrote the other night.

Horizon.

We follow echoes,
make connections,
follow paths back and forth,
swaying slightly,
as blossoms become dreams.
Outsider winds
gravitate through portal  windows
urgent smiles fall out of
subterranean tunnels,
make contact.
Our hungry reflections criss cross,
on journeys where we grow,
together,
humming through the darkness,
when often the sky gets too bright,
into the air voices drift,
call out in a world of international paths,
we share things
bringing the outside in,
conjure magic,
through chasms of anchorage
we touch  the edge of horizons path,
as our wings keep moving,
our careful fingers flutter,
as we dive for breath,
inside and out
in the end the sky closes in,
the river keeps on flowing.

2 comments:

  1. I was so sad about this too. More sad than makes sense as I never met him either.

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  2. thanks...... think it effected a lot of people, such was his resonance, and his unigueness..... take care.....regards.

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