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Thursday, April 23, 2015

the sky was long



I bore you there when the grass was young
And the seasons met like friends
But the wind was soft on your weathered face
And the sky was long, the sky was long

I laid you down in that hallowed spot
And a single robin sang
A gentle song of a distant spring
And my tears like rain fell hot

I left you there where the silence hung
Like a field of new-dropped snow
But I carried your heart in my heart that day
And the sky was long, the sky was long

I’ll come again when the dew is fresh
And the bells of autumn chime
And humble fields and whispering pines
Will watch your resting place