Abiding Space (Dark Suns)

(it is not my memories which haunt me It is not what I have written down It is what I have forgotten, what I must forget, What I must go on forgetting all my life) There is eternity this night, an endless light Signs from above reminding me of home and love I hide my face amid a crowd of velvet stars See great rings all around my head I'm looking back Created to pretend we never die I feel like one coming out of an upper room To fret no more and walk abroad so confirmed There's time in hours, in days and years Driven by the spheres The child, the place, their warm embrace What abiding space? Created to pretend we never die I feel like one coming out of an upper room To fret no more and walk abroad so confirmed The houses shine in silence And the child in me steps in so deep In this unshaded place A soul on its lonely path