Adios, Bob (Robert Wendell) King


  1. Daniel Klawitter
    Daniel Klawitter April 19, 2017 at 8:51 am .

    I already miss him so much.

    All Hail The King, Bob King!
    By Daniel Klawitter

    Some Of These Days go by too fast
    Others are wonderfully slow.
    But deep down we all know
    The days don’t last regardless-
    You said you will face yours
    Without hope or hopelessness.
    A sage and teacher to the end!
    Motion turns us motionless-

    But my friend, our words outlive us
    On the page. Your poems always
    Have that ring of truthfulness.
    And when the Zen Buddhists ask:
    “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”
    I’ll think to myself: “It isn’t Ezra Pound—
    It’s Robert W. King—and it’s the sound
    Of an Old Man Laughing.”

  2. Dan Guenther
    Dan Guenther April 17, 2017 at 5:26 am .

    With his humor, broad perspectives, and deep humanity, Dr. Bob King was an inspiring example to many of us here in Colorado, a respected poet and mentor who will be remembered for his illuminating poetry as well as his work directing the Colorado Poets Center. Please express our condolences to his family. Dan Guenther

  3. Andrea Watson
    Andrea Watson April 16, 2017 at 6:57 pm .

    I am so sorry to hear of Bob King’s passing and send my condolences to his wife. He was a fine poet, wonderful lecturer, inclusive of so many of us Colorado poets in his workshops, and a true gentleman. May flights of angels sing him to his rest.

  4. David Mason
    David Mason April 16, 2017 at 6:43 pm .

    A wonderful man and a wonderful poet. I honor his memory.

  5. michael hogan
    michael hogan April 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm .

    Tender and delicate poem. Thanks for sharing. Bob’s words will
    live on.

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