Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Grieving the Loss of Heath Ledger

I am just completely stunned and SO saddened!! Brokeback Mountain meant so much to me, and Heath was such an amazing talent. Ever since before the movie was released, I've been part of a Brokeback Mountain forum and I've been hanging out there tonight with other kindred spirits.

One of the members there wrote this poem...

In Mourning

It was just another Tuesday,
And it was surely raining somewhere.
The clouds were dark and roiling,
And the coffee water, boiling.
Were you so forgotten there?

Did you stand there at the window?
Were there children in the rain?
Did you hear their playful song,
Rising bright and sweet and strong?
Were you overcome with pain?

The sun must be shining somewhere,
In this place where you are not.
All the golden promise lost,
Can we even know the cost?
Find the who, the how, the what?

While the night is full of wonder,
Liquid silver pools of light,
For each single one that fails,
A spark of primal brilliance pales,
Takes one candle from the night.

And we sit here in the silence,
In the place where you belong,
Speaking softly of good-byes,
Recalling tender sable eyes
And sweet laughter like a song.

Now the world is growing darker
And the night is growing cold,
And the empty silence lingers
Wrapping hearts with icy fingers.
As the lonesome bell is tolled.

Now the prince has left the stage,
Strangers watch him go and sigh.
And the world spins along,
But there is no mourning song,
Save the one that weeps "Good-bye."

by Cynical21

"Heath Ledger was a courageous actor, and a great soul," Schamus said. "He gave us the gift of sharing his fearless and beautiful love - of his craft, and of all who worked with him - for which all of us will be eternally grateful."

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