To David Cooney
Like a dazzling star from the horizons above, passing so suddenly across the sky,
Is it you, David's immortal soul?
Like Autumn's waters from the Earth flowing so gently across the land,
Are those musical notes you left behind-an elegy of life?!
Oh! Remember the village called Situate,
where the moon rises over the sea, above sails and the dotted lights of fishing boats;
where the lovers of a story, in a chance encounter by a little wooden house on the sea,
suddenly are caught by the Perfect Storm, with thousands of swirling waves.
Rest! David Cooney, you noble soul!
78 years of life have flown by in a flash,
Student, Trainee, Practitioner, Researcher and Educator,
You lived many lives, in dreams and poem and music...
This time, I could not say farewell before you left for eternity,
We have but only a sonnet to express our quantum entanglement!