Darkened Candle (For Joe)

Absent light of darkened candle,

A sudden wind took you away.

Though no earthly eye can see you,

In my heart you will always stay.


Spirit dance of silent music,

Left us here to stand alone.

In this sphere of stark illusion,

Only love can lead us home.


As the days untangle themselves,

There will linger the bond

Of the spirit that lives in us all,

Leading us ever on

To the shining world beyond.


Contented sigh of love sweet cradle,

Rocking softly through the days.

Infant joy– behold the pathway!

Only love will lead the way.


Winter 1978

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