Once skies held summer trees
And summer dazed the light
Once ocean hazed the breeze
And dreams spelled ocean night

Once sky brought such perfume
Once dew swept breezes clean
Once sea kept in your room
Which you painted summer green

Once skies ran deep in streams
Their liquids dipped in lime
Once eyes were scripted dreams
Our breezes heaped with time

Once life was liquid breeze
And seas were only blue
Once sleep weighted in the trees
And trees were wholly true

Once skies were in your gaze
And streams were stepped in sleep
Once time was merely days
And daydreams swept the deep

Once nights were lazy with the skies
And sky unlocked the starlight truth
Once summer swayed our sunlit eyes
And time the clock of sleeping youth

Tippet Alley
December 12th and 13th, 2001

Tippet Alley
Redone December 25th, 2001, and September 1st and 2nd, 2003