(for one who has died)
by Suzette Haden Elgin (1936-2015)
You go from us
into a new becoming;
we rejoice for you and wish you an easy journey
into the Light.
The winds will speak to us of you,
the waters will mention your name;
snow and rain and fog,
first light and last light,
all will remind us that you had
a certain way of being
that was dear to us.
You go back to the land you came from
and on beyond.
We will watch for you,
from Time to Time.
-- A belated rest in peace to you, Suzette. I'm grateful for the times I met you, and for your stories and poetry. --