In Memory of my friend, Olin Davis, author of “Flashbacks”

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 Olin was the first to tell you that writing of poetry was surely some ingenuous form of torture, and the practice of poetry writing only gifted to a certain few. That said, Olin was a fine poet when the spirit moved him. At my gentle insistence (we shared everything writings-wise, genres, forms, stories, and poems through the magic of cyberspace in wee hours when insomnia struck us both) he worked and revised this poem and entered it in the 2010 CNY Chapter Penwomen annual poetry contest. He was extraordinarily funny and could write light rhyming verse as well, but this poem to my eyes was simple and beautiful. He did not win or place, but I remember his face in the audience as that year was one of my first on the judges’ side of the table. He knew I was new to the penwomen and thus, nervous, so he was also there to…

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2 responses to “In Memory of my friend, Olin Davis, author of “Flashbacks”

  1. You have so movingly captured the essence of this fine man. We will all miss him.

  2. You are right, Mike, Rachael did a wonderful job with this memory of Olin.

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