Unbroken Path

By Marie de L. Welch

For George Sterling

Think not that earth has stifled
  The beat and the breath
Of music, and song has faded
  Out of the mouth.

He has not fallen silent,
  But even beyond death
Follows the way of music,
  The delicate difficult path.

Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, Feb 1928, LXXXVI, No. 2, pg 40.