Saturday, April 14, 2007

another farewell moment

and so
on this day
another funeral

a young man
a son
a brother
a husband
an uncle
a brand new father
my friend

married only 18 months
a dad only four months

in a far off land
amongst people he loved
he was where he chose to be

and now is home
no longer on foreign soil
because in all things
he chose well

the end of his song
is now its beginning

nunc dimittis

now lettest thou they servant depart in peace
according to thy word
for mine eyes have seen thy salvation
which thou hast prepared
before the face of all people
a light to lighten the gentiles
and the glory of thy people Israel
vespers by Sergei Rachmaninov

farewell Peter
until we meet again

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