I was happy with a smile
But that was life’s shortest mile
And I’ve laid my joy to rest in a pile
For I’m not sure how long; at least awhile
As the first man was blind
So too was I blind
Solitary and sacred footfalls over the land
All around, in the darkness, beneath the sky
It has been one long year: time lonely spent
Once more I’m outside while the cold winds blow
Our house is vacant; it was time I went.
Beloved, do you remember the snow?
Soft words fall upon waiting ears
And a soul arises with an eager leap
Like a blade they strike so deep
To stake a claim and lay a name