We are deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of
Harvest Road poet and author, Michael Thurstan Bassett,
after a short illness.
    Michael was a truly gifted poet whose palpable love of life radiates
from every line of his beautifully uplifting work. His infectious wit,
gentleness of heart and indomitable spirit will live on through his poetry,
to be treasured by all those whose hearts he has touched.
    He will be greatly missed by us all.
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LITERARY • POETRY
A fond farewell to a kindred spirit
'I AM HERE'
ABOUT THIS BOOK
HARVEST ROAD BOOKS
© 2014 Michael Thurstan Bassett
LITERARY / POETRY ANTHOLOGY
Paperback Edition
ISBN 978-0-9941141-0-5
Dreams are the seeds from
which have grown
All that we have and all that
is known;
From empires and cities to
quantum and fission,
All have been born from a
far-seeing vision.
'Dreams are Life'
- Michael Thurstan Bassett
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Digital Edition
ISBN 978-0-9941141-1-2
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What beauty is I’ve never
known,
For if you snare it, lo - it’s flown.
But comes a moment, unaware,
It softly whispers: “I am here.”

“Here in the wind and in the sky,
In deep-mossed earth and storm-
clouds high,
Here in the trees and the caring
face,
And the stars that glitter in the
vasts of space.

“In snow and fog and clear-
burning fires,
In halls and fountains and sun-
gilt spires,
In music and paintings and old
vellum`d books,
And rainbows and windmills and
elm-haunting rooks.

“In every leaf and in every tear,
If you lovingly seek, you will find
me there,
Just look with eyes that truly see
And thou in Elysium with me
shalt be.”
31 Dec 1932 - 27 Jun 2015
- Michael Thurstan Bassett
'Vignettes of Childhood and
Other Poems'
Memorial Service
MICHAEL WILLIAM ‘THURSTAN’ BASSETT
A Memorial Service will be held in South Africa for Michael on
Friday, 3 July 2015 at 10:00am (GMT +2:00)
in the Chapel at Huis Lückhoff, Rosebank, Cape Town.
 
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