Spirit       (1995)


February opened her eyes

and light was gone from yours

You did your best to outrun time

We never said enough

before you closed the circle

and only now our poems rhyme


and tho' it's true

I can't hold your spirit

content I am that it has flown


over red cliffs

over the harbour to home

you'll wait for me, and then

in the gulls cry

here in Spring's stirring sigh

I will find you again....


Auchmithie's just as she was

It could be that same day

we celebrated life's long poem

I search in vain for a sail

horizon to the shore

maybe you took the last one home