Tonight we saw Elkie Brooks on stage,
A songstress from my youth who does not age,
Whose voice still struck a chord within my soul,
And left me youthful yet and for an instant
Told me to forget that I've grown old.
This woman I have loved but never met
Kissed my fading ears as if with whispered
Salve that soothes the bruises of the years,
Mends the chafe of time's regret
And quells its roll of tears.
Some spirits simply glow with power
And she is surely one, a giant in slender frame
Who towers over landscapes so oft
By the dark undone, a lantern brings
To replace the absent sun.
With the light of music has she brightly shone,
A joyful beacon all across my days
And when finally we're gone it seems to me
We'll live again to see her take the stage
In some new hall as yet undreamed
On the far side of the Galaxy.