This poem was written for an elderly friend who had been in great pain and ill for awhile but was still excited about living and couldn't wait to greet every day with a kind word. II appreciated her fire and fervor for life and can only hope to live one with just as much passion.
For Dorothy G. Fischer (1929-2009):
Dance and sing on a silver cloud
O'er mountains built great and high
Revel in gentle sparrows proud
Of their sweetly-sung lullabies
Take a stroll along grasses plowed
Hop and skip through meadows by
Yellow daffodils snuggled in crowds
just delighted to be alive.