September Song

When Mass is done

And procession leaves the church

The choir sings In Paradisum

That journey from this world to the next

Accompanied by song and silent wish

 

I chose it for a verse upon the tomb

Upon the grave stone

Where my Maggie lies

In paradisum deducant te Angeli

May the Angels lead you into paradise

 

Ten years have passed now

Since that solemn day

Ten years exact

Upon the funeral day

When Britain lays Elizabeth to rest

 

A quiet grave upon a quiet hill

That looks out far

The Highland Line is seen

And beyond what we can see

The unknown land

Where Angels sing

Where they will welcome thee

 

Brian Fahy

13 September 2022

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