The waters of Delphi are very still today —
The sky in solemnity has turned a blue-grey ,
Four pairs of hands lower me in the ground ,
The clouds protesting with a rumbling sound.
I can feel your suppressed sobs and wails —
I miss the Aegean, the sands, the sails ;
Whitewashed walls, the paved paths I’ll miss ,
Your smiles, your laughter, your gentle kiss !
A gust of wind makes the pines above sway ,
The sky still solemn, still a blue-grey ;
Below, my heart pines to hold your hand ,
For another walk on the shore, the sand !
The confines of the casket make me stifle ,
My mind wanders off to matters too trifle —
The caress of green grass under my feet ,
The endless line where the trees and sky meet .
Amidst such bounty, I yearn for Divine Grace ,
To let me run back to your warm embrace ;
Bring me back to life, the Powers that be ,
So that in your arms I may once again feel free !