Pass slowly over me

Pass slowly

Pass slowly over me

 

Blue and pearl of July sky

 

Lift from this day

 

A living crown of summer’s leaves

 

And place it on my hidden head

 

As lasting ghost of sky that shone

 

 

This done, let me pass this way 

 

When days are dark and short

 

And ground is mud and slush

 

When man and dog have weary feet

 

Their homeward trek near ended 

 

To wooden fire that warms the soul

 

 

With shortened strength in darkening eve

 

Let me pause a breath, remembering

 

And reaching back, pull down that crown

 

Then, for a heartbeat, blaze within

 

Uniting dark and light in song of human tide

 

Whose role and right is seeing both.

 

 

©Stephen Tanham 

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