And the miles unending

Anger’s broken road

The snarl of hating love

Running through the night

And home, where is home?

Ah, but I know

As sure as I know my master

And life’s wondrous chains.

The purple hills rising from the river

The Big Dipper swinging low across the horizon

Stars poured out across the northern sky

The fires of the southern cities behind me

And these hills, these woods

In their frozen silence

They hold the promise of the dawn.

Love out of darkness singing on.