Friday, June 10, 2016

Ode to Chuck

Co-founders of Bar None Group, Charles Longstreet and Chynna Chilton share a dance in Barra de Navidad.

  ~ Tears in your eyes
From laughter and sorrow,
Transformed and became a star.
Dancing forever by the full of the moon at night,
Embraced by the angels in flight.
Your reflection is brilliant
Upon the ocean waters,
Eternal and forever Loved.


— Jill Koop


Jill Koop has graced Barra de Navidad with her effervescent personality for many years. She has been known to play tambourine and maracas during live shows in Barra de Navidad, Mexico and the Okanagan. Ode to Chuck first appeared in Last Call: Poems. Stories and Art from the Costalegre and was written for Charles Longstreet.

Charles Longstreet (1947-2013) Father. Friend. Dharma Bum of Barra de Navidad. Chuck was not only a co-founder of the Bar None Group, it was his idea that led to the formation of the Bar None Group. If you bought a copy of a Bar None anthology you probably bought it from Chuck himself as he was the public face of the Bar None Group in Barra de Navidad.

We remember Chuck on the anniversary of his passing in 2013 with Jill's Ode to Chuck