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.