26 March 2009

up the long path

we bear sweet water in a firm green gourd

across a chasm before day fully clean

begins the business that we cannot screen

from hateful eyes yet we have truly scored

an honest mark of what no one could hoard

the patient clearing of this final scene

with the refreshment of what went between

so that you listen for that early chord

now drink your fill and do not fear to say

the needed words there is no better rule

that you may follow in this blessed place

time now has come for you to make your way

achieve the good for which you went to school

and teach them all the true meaning of grace

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