There came the shadow of a man
With thinning bones and hanging skin..
And gave a charming smile..
And there he stooped
picked up a hoop,
He was delighted with his find!!
The crinkling folds around the eyes
crinkle evermore with upturned lips
he raises his arms and plays the flute
The tune enigmatic to say the least..
Hippity Hop and Skippity Skip..
Goes his steps over the stones..
Carefree, light, nimble, wise
No grave, no warning, tired tone..
He whistles and he dances wild..
The trees, his partner, revelling wind..
There! He’s reached his pretty shrine!
His dome is silent, no one home..
for the bird was flying outside his nest
and he has reached back to his tomb.
Adorns his name, stares at the writing..
–A confused look.
“Friend, loving, rests in peace,
Shrugs and Adorns it with his hoop!!
Then the little man is trapped once more
or is he free evermore?
Enters his room pretty deep
and fell into a dreamless sleep..