G. Jamie Dedes passed away last Friday, November 6, 2020.
You came to us, a little girl,
When immigrants were welcome.
From the East you came
Like the sun from the Atlantic,
You, who knew the cedars of Lebanon.
Your roots were deep in the moist earth
And your branches spread widely,
Blessing immigrants and natives alike
With the fruit of your gentle wisdom.
Gentleness was always your path,
Beauty and Truth your travelers.
Your path was always high above our heads
But you showed us how to walk
The razor’s edge with soft feet.
Go softly, Sweet Gentle,
And light the night
With our hearts.
November 6, 2020