Dear Ones — you who fly-away too soon

And you, Brave Hearts, who watched them go

Yet carry-on past the crying.

Oh, I sing your double-song,

Bow my body down

To hold the weight of your sorrows

Then to rise and lift alive your memory,

You Dear Ones and Brave Hearts,

That your songs will be sung

As I, Life’s-Winged-Voice,

Cry aloud, bow-down, rise-up

–Open-wide the carrying-winds —

And spread my arms

To sing your songs in mine.