south of your life some longing for mapping
will come to sample a new-heard song,
some will stay and some will echo,
some will leave a valley on.
some will make it theirs by singing,
some will claim a quiescent spark,
some will find it a trick of accent,
some in the way their courage starts.
and some, these too, will wake life dreaming,
find God’s spirit yet theirs to thrive,
northern climes your breath imbibing,
come to live the place arrived.