DO NOT FORGET THE MASTERS WHO HAVE GONE
Do not forget the masters who have passed,
The saints and Buddhas who have carried you,
The golden angels who looked over you,
The loves and mothers who will bury you.
Do not forget the source of all your sight,
The God who lifts you past the river’s shore;
Remember now your first erotic nights
When a sweet angel kissed and gave you more;
Do not forget the masters who have gone,
Who gave and drew illumined light for us;
Who knew and gave to you their farewell songs,
Who speak just past the grave their love for us.
(C)2017 by W.G. Milne