Peter DiMartino

Born: Private

Died: January 03, 2018

Services: St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church Monday, January 8, 2018 10:30AM

Visitation: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home Sunday, January 7, 2018 2-4 & 7-9PM

Cemetery: Cremation Will Be Private (Map)

Location: Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home (Map)

Church: St. Thomas The Apostle RC Church (Map)

Posted at: 1/4/2018 7:32:36 PM By:

Joseph DiMartino

Email Address: [email protected]

While days go by, and later their years,
while I thought of nothing but its darkness
drifting like a bridge against the sky.
Day after day I dreamily sought its melancholy,
its searchings, its soft banks enfolded me,
and upon my lengthening neck its kiss
was murmuring like a wound. My very life
became the inhalation of its weedy ponderings
and sometimes in the sunlight my eyes,
walled in water, would glimpse the pathway
to the great sea. For it was there I was being borne.
Then for a moment my strengthening arms
would cry out upon the leafy crest of the air
like whitecaps, and lightning, swift as pain,
would go through me on its way to the forest,
and I'd sink back upon that brutal tenderness
that bore me on, that held me like a slave
in its liquid distances of eyes, and one day,
though weeping for my caresses, would abandon me,
moment of infinitely salty air! sun fluttering
like a signal! upon the open flesh of the world.

From Meditations In An Emergency
By Frank O'Hara

Dear Phyllis and Steven,

There are absolutely no words I can remotely assemble to quantify the immense loss you have experienced. The only thing that I can think of is this... my father, what is he thinking while he welcomes his son into heaven after 48 years? Peter was his everything. I would think he is sad to see him so soon but without a doubt they are together and very happy. The poem is bittersweet for us living on this small planet not knowing, because we cannot see, yet we must believe that my brother, your father, your husband is surrounded by the light and love beyond anything we understand.

I miss him but I know we will see him beyond the oceans of life and death.

Love you so much
Joseph and Sal