Dust to dust – eternity – the sky –
earth to earth – what is becomes what was –
the breath returns – the spirit soars – the I
becomes another I – in death a cross –
in hopelessness a power. A sun descends –
tomorrow – dawn. A sweetness in our sorrow.
Ashes to ashes – we – a body bends –
a womb – the ground. Instinctively – a horror.
Within – outlasting us – our bones. The stars –
beyond the sun. The people watching feel
another power. Christ has risen – hour
by hour eternity – the resurrection mends.
Intuitively the birds all sense the dawn –
sweetness – long before the light is born.