April 1952
To a Sky Traveller

I have loved the sky - storm trodden
Or smoothly strewn with soft white clouds.
My heart has travelled lightly on its way
And laughed at storms and loved the azure peace.
I had loved the sky - till now you ride its path
And cautiously I wait for it to prove
A friend - or something else; my thoughts balk at the words
I balance fear with hope -  and wait  - and wait -
I will love the sky - when you are here,
When I can touch your hand and hear your voice
Till then the clumsy minutes pound away.
Oh may God walk the sky with you today.