Sitting, waiting, watching,
Is anyone there ?
Was that a footstep on the stair ?
Hoping, wishing, wondering,
Was it the wind ?
Or the approaching pressence of a kindly friend
Listening, heading, hearing
A noise in the gloom
Or the hopless sound of an empty room.
Longing, yearning, yeilding
To a sound in the night,
Like the beating wings of a bat in flight.
Remembering, pondering, percieving
The echoing mind,
A hall of memories furnished from time.