Honor

Photo by Jane English
Photo by Jane English

Elegy for Mike Word

Grey-eyed bird fly for me
Fly far and high
Above wind's flowing shoulder
Where the air and sunlight are brothers

This is the message to take there
My life and what it meant
Take them in your wingbeat
Through the many distances
That will disappear all at once
Into your accepting eyes

If anyone below asks of me
Say the earth was crusted then
That my blood drained and my skin greyed
But when my dear ones rise
On the fiery clouds of the heart
I'll heal that day

Grey-eyed bird fly for me
Fly far and high
If anyone below asks of me
Say the earth was crusted then
My blood drained my skin greyed

Grey-eyed bird fly for me
Fly far and high
Above wind's flowing shoulder
Where the air and sunlight are brothers

This is the message to take there
My life and what it meant
Take them in your wingbeat
Through the many distances
That will disappear all at once
Into your accepting eyes

Mike Word
in memoriam
8/14/97

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"Elegy for Mike Word" with musical background:
Marta Sebestyen, "Repulj Madar Repulj", The Best of Marta Sebestyen, HNCD, 1997


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