In Tribute

(To Rexford and Marjorie Sharp)

I gazed long at your portrait in the "Bard,"

And carillons of spirit-music rang.

From some far Temple came an organ-chord

Of peace. Serene and beautiful, you sang

A silent lyric healing to my soul,

Bidding me see, beyond the mortal whys,

A new horizon, ultimate truth its goal,

And view the glory of the Distant Rise,

Yet know: that now is of eternity;

Together we live here in the real realm

Whose portals open to the mystery

Revealing God is ever at the helm.

Together you illume the shadowed trail--

Within your eyes, the light that does not fail.