Side By Side
Was I the priest, were you the nun?
Was I the bishop and you the queen?
These are the stones that witnessed our vows
And where are you now?
Here is the altar, here is the gate
Here is the grass under our feet
Here are the meadows where we did love
And here is the grave
Side by side and lying in peace
There in the earth I know this place
Trust in the present, believe in the past
In the future of life
Are these the windows where we leant
Are these the cloisters where we learned
How did it end, this life long ago
Sometimes in sleeping, sometimes in birth
Sometimes in living here on this earth
We are together throughout all time
As in one breath
Sometimes in dreaming, sometimes in birth
Often in living and even in death