Let the heavens mumble and stutter
Let them acknowledge your leaving us
Mine is the lone gull's cry in the night
Let my grief hide the moon's face
Let alien gods salute thee
with flashing knives cut open
the dark belly of the sky.
Later many of us gathered ar Rachel's home to raise a glass to John and to talk further about this remarkable character. Rest in Peace John. Thanks for all the memories.
Photo of John above by Rachel Griffin.
Here is a letter from John to his grand daughter in London sent in December 2011.