In Memoriam


We two, this day in silence
walk the beaches, hills and woods
where once our Sorosh
and our lovely lady Mati ran
now just the two quick shadows
never out of sight or mind
remind us of those perfect times
transferred from dogs to humankind.

So often do we each recall
those simple pleasures
shared with them, and think of
how we came to understand
the chains that evermore must bind us
four together with this grand wild land.

One year ago they left:
so calm did they together go
from furry warm to cold of death
into the place where all life ends
leaving but an echo in those
vast spaces between atoms and such
that go to make us: people, dogs,
all life to gently touch.


Bryan Islip
Elphin Tearooms: 1st July 2010

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