Saturday, April 18, 2009

Still My Brother

Philip Brooks Laurenson 1947 - 2009

Ted is leading Phil's memorial service today in Chicago.
He will be buried next to his parents
(my in-laws, Lydia's grandparents) in Canton, Ohio.

The Way

Friend, I have lost the way.
The way leads on.
Is there another way?
The way is one.
I must retrace the track.
It’s lost and gone.
Back, I must travel back!
None goes there, none.
Then I’ll make here my place
–The road runs on –
Stand still and set my face
–The road leaps on.
Stay here, forever stay.
None stays here, none.
I cannot find the way.
The way leads on.
Oh, places I have passed!
That journey’s done.
And what will come at last?
The way leads on.

-- Edwin Muir

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