Karen Joy Brown


Karen Joy Brown
Karen Joy Brown



Drink the sun and feel the waves

Here is where we come to make your grave

Toss a rose into the wind

Tide will bring it out and in


We are gathered here today

To see you off in our strange way

Hand in hand a silent prayer

Send a message if we dare


Petals float on

Peaks and foam

Ever searching, searching for a home

Petals red and petals pink

Carry thoughts beyond the brink


Seems unfair to love it so

Golden bridge and the fortress old

Here is where we stood before

Together we beheld, beheld this very shore


First a visit, then to stay

Roots went deep beneath, deep beneath the bay

Rising up around you now

Those you loved like blooming flowers



Petals float on

Peaks and foam

Ever searching but they’re never, never home

Petals pink and petals red

Join the living with the dead


Drink the sun, feel the waves

In our city by the bay