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January

Still two months until weather brings
its first promise of long sought spring
when robins bloom and flowers sing
apple blossoms and honey bees
April showers and scented trees
grass so green to startle my eye
puffy clouds in happy skies
purples and reds and yellow flowers too
a rainbow cast of all soft hues
birds on high and bugs below
fresh mowed lawns to and fro
so lovely the season of earthly art
’tis Nature’s blessing for an old man’s heart

© Ken Anderson penned sometime in 2009

Vivaldi Four Seasons - Winter for your listening enjoyment.

vivvaldi winter

Winter

Barren trees huddle in cold deep sleep
Unfelt breezes whisper minuets
A browning leaf dances before my door
Winter has come -- the sun has set

A time to lay a fire on the hearth this eve
To drive damp chill from my bones
A candle lights the window pane
In silence I reminisce alone


The end of day was a wondrous time
To share with my true love
She left my world so suddenly
To soar on the winds above

Spring will come -- I'll still be alone
Another season we shall be apart
seasons cannot mend a broken man
A man who's lost his one true heart
©2009 Ken Anderson

© Ken Anderson penned sometime in 2009

Ken has been a photography internet friend for about ten years. He shoots with a Pentax and writes some excellent short stories as well as poetry. He has been kind enough to let me use his forsythia in the snow photo and these two poems. Sorry to say his writing blog has been removed.

Ken's obituary

Sad to see that Ken passed away on August 20, 2015. I will surely miss him.
On his Face Book page he said he was not afraid; and he said, I've danced my dance; and now the fiddlers wait to be paid; I am so out out of here. His Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/heartman44?fref=nf
http://anonymouse.megashot.net/http://www.snydersmemorialgardens.com/obits/obituary.php?id=566116

Kenneth W. Anderson- Jonesborough,Tennessee

Ken ‘Tennessee’ Anderson, 71, passed away at the Johnson City Medical Center on August 20, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born August 3, 1944 in Jonesborough, Tennessee to the late John and Dorothy Anderson and remained in the area his entire life.
Ken was an electrician with the Local 934 out of Kingsport. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Ken loved photography, being out in nature, and spending time with his family. In his spare time, he also enjoyed tracing his family roots.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by several uncles and a special cousin, Travis Cloyd.
Those left to cherish his memory, are his loving wife of 51 years, Carolyn Anderson; daughter, Chrissy Anderson; sons, Jerry Anderson (wife, Tammie) and Jon Anderson; grandchildren, Ashley Rollins, Jeremy Rollins (wife, Courtney Cundiff), Tabatha Anderson and Daniel Keegan Anderson; great-grandchildren, Sammy, Mason and Jaden Rollins; second mom, Iva McCrary; special cousins, Breanna and Eli Cloyd; and very special pets, Remy and Bubba.
The family would like to give special thanks to ETSU Physicians, the nurses of 2500 JCMCH and hospice.
The family will receive friends, to honor Kenneth’s life, on Saturday, August 22, 2015, 465 Berry Ridge Road, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659. The visitation will begin at 10:00 AM and last throughout the day.
Online condolences can be made at www.snydersmemorialgardens.com
Snyder's Memorial Gardens is serving the family with honor.
Ken had several blogs. Most of them are removed and the two listed below are in danger of disappearing also.
Ken's Word Press blog:
http://looselaces.wordpress.com/
Ken's writing blogs:
https://brasstacks44.wordpress.com/

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