The other day a close Friend Cheryl over at “Impromptu Promptlings” did a Blog on James Kavanaugh and mentioned to me how he bore some resemblance to my favourite Poet and America’s biggest selling Poet, the late Rod McKuen.
Both men were kind hearted men, gentlemen in every sense of the word. I have, as Cheryl knows, loved Rod for over forty years. Not just the Poet but the Composer, the Singer and the Man. As a Collector of Rod’s Books and LPs, I had a feeling that somewhere in Rod’s personal Chest that my youngest Son purchased for me, I had in there a book of James Kavanaugh’s Poems dedicated to Rod.
Suddenly today I searched Rod’s Chest and there it was James Kavanaugh’s book “Will You Be My Friend”, dedicated to Rod and not only that, but inside the book between certain pages was a personal letter from James to Rod, a treasure indeed along with all the other books I have belonging to Rod from other Authors. I am very fortunate to have this brilliant Lady Book Seller, who chooses so perfectly for me.
Now I must pull out my books of Poems by James Kavanaugh, that I had forgotten. Thanks Cheryl for reminding me.