Maria zart von edler Art.
|Voices of the dead are
Each of us should set aside the time
To listen to their lost and anguished word,
Empty of all sense save the sublime.
Reason cannot reason to one's end,
A moment of its own annihilation.
Nor can any witness comprehend
'Ere death what is eternal in relation.
So let us long remember those who died,
Doing honor due, for they were loved
Alive and dead by those whose hearts abide,
Yet yearning though the mountains be unmoved.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon