To Death Visiting—

       (for MR)


Leave us for a little, for a

little go—go up the

steps and through the

gate.  Leave us alone, and

go.  The light you brought is

spread within, brighter than

the noon.  Now that we see

each other in this

frank and morning

way words have never

said so much as they will tell today.

So leave us now

together.  Then I’ll

take your hand to

go into the profound

shadows that such a light must throw.