To a Friend
June 1971

“To a Friend,” Ensign, June 1971, 86

To a Friend

Do you ever wonder, my

dear friend, where it began,

our similar

mind and thought? Were we as one

in time without an end, unborn

intelligence, and unbegot?

And have I walked beside you yet

before, eternally progressing

down the light? Together did

we stand on heaven’s shore

and fling

our questions at the listening night?

And when the summons

came for one

to go, and one a very little

time to wait, I think we must

have clung together, so, and vowed

our friendship at the mortal gate.

I heard you cry as I began the fall,

“Oh, promise to recall! recall! recall!”