• Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel
    Hixson, TN
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Nelson Travis Barr Jr. 1936 - 2013

Nelson Travis Barr Jr.

This Guest Book has been kept online until 8/3/2014 by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-North Chapel.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Dear Charlotte and Faitha,

My thoughts are with you both. I know how deeply you care. This time is now about you and healing.
Love, Cheryl
Sunday, July 07, 2013
I returned to a new beginning,
me, my brother, and the dog,
to retrace those moments
of uncertain madness
too deep
in once had been to come.
Yet we know the way of folk-rich metaphor
which presses voyagers on a prune colored lake
in believable form,
between an amber New Hampshire sky,
poling a flatboat with maple poles
which serve as eyes when meeting the dark
of unseasoned loyalties missed.
We found a time both old and new,
and climbing the candle drippings
of pine resin on our feet and hands,
and spaced ourselves kite-like
before the willing thrust of the wind,
and felt our jaw muscles ache
from the grinning and the knowing
of things unsaid.
Poling back at the dog's insistence,
we rounded the jutting spit of land
into the channel and the faster current beyond.
But we will return,
my brother and me,
for we are our years and dreams
to the last instant;
inconclusive light streams
through portholes improbable,
and we shall climb again
as we did in youth
to those tip-top limbs
of past summer days,
swaying in harmony and grinning
at the wind-
between the prune juice lake
and amber sky-endless-
to the extent of vision
toward horizons we shall meet.


RETURN TRIP by David Farrington Barr
Saturday, July 06, 2013
"Death is nothing at all; it does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room." Henry Scott Holland 1847-1918
Thursday, July 04, 2013
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