you were a signature written in sand
THE WAVE for John O'Donohue You arrived as a ripple of change emanating from an original, unstoppable, memory, a then made now, entirely yourself, found now in the world, now as creator of that world, you were a signature written in sand taken by the ocean and scattered to another wave form, your disappearance only made more beautiful by the everyday arrival of a tide where my voice can still join yours, hungering for the fall of water, so that walking the reflected sand, I set myself to learn by your going, knowing across death's wide ocean, the ultimate parallel to friendship. - from Pilgrim and the upcoming new collection, The Seven Streams: an Irish Cycle
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