|O Wind! Caress my love:|
Be thou my fingers as they brush
Her hair, my lips upon her cheek.
Whisper my name into her ear.
Bring her the scent of juniper
From canyon paths where first we walked ...
O Light! Gleam for my love:
Shine in my tears of dew upon
The rose, and twinkle stars for her
That smiled on us as we held hands.
And later, let her glimpse once more
My shadow on the rumpled bed ...
O Word! Speak to my love:
Echo the quiet songs we sang,
In chorus, nestled two as one.
Retell my silly jokes to her.
Unfold the letters that I wrote
And read them to her yet again ...
O Wind, O Light, O Word! Comfort my love:
Assure her each day that, although
Death's door has closed between us now,
I loved — and love — her only, still ...