i remember how you danced
how your smile circled the room
brightly whirling like a lovely wisp
lit against the envious darkness
held against the shivering cold
oh how you danced, dear Sibel
with a lithe laughter that denied
the mortality that slowly angrily
consumed the simple shell of you
freely enhancing the dancing
spirit of you to bless the ground
you so eagerly floated above
rising higher and ever higher
to entrance the fairies themselves
with the vibrant vernal life and
the ever cascading light of you
of this always dearly loved you
this you illuminated now
and forever more

Salt Lake City 26 Nov 2012