REMEMBERING DARK AND SPLENDID
(Mari Evans, July 16, 1923-March 10, 2017)
After a zillion sounds, stone-washed clean;
after broadly casting such truths to people;
after taming music into measure of mind;
after making bronze lyrics of ancient black,
you came to return space to origin.
You left a stern, eternal crystal watch.
You left warning days vital as nights.
Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
March 11, 2017