The Poet

  i.m. Andrew Waterhouse

He called the tune.
Around the rocks
the water mocked.

He had to cross
to find a place
of moss and rest.

Each careful stone
he stepped upon
became a bone.

Here he fell.
The stones can tell.
He laid them well.

Helena Nelson

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There are online obituaries of Andrew Waterhouse from Rialto magazine and from the Guardian newspaper.