Thursday, August 04, 2005
Smile greets smile and eyes behold,
Beloved features, familiar yet changed.
The journey which led you
Away from our familiar circle,
And the road that brought you
Back within our fold have shown you
Things which our eyes had no share in.
The secret places of your heart
Changed by sites and sights unknown to us.
We smile at your telling
Traces of your journeys.
We joy in your return,
Circle closes again.
But silvery voices in our hearts
Whisper that soon you will depart again,
Embarking on new adventures.
The circle of proximity
Transformed into circle of the heart,
Unbounded by space.
You are dearer to us at this moment
In light of future fare-thee-wells.