Thursday, March 03, 2016

I Will Love Pure Song Forever

I will love pure song forever
said I to the rising wind
and whether the wind is

rising or falling,
the music heard or
not heard

whether I disappear with it
without a word
whether it leaves me bereft

whether it is nothing

I have left, the birds having departed before me,
and everything that soared
and I , alone on the pier

a mere stick figure without it
scarecrow of sound

and if, when God is near
and I bend down so far to hear
what signs of welcome I can

I know that without song

oh dearest song
I shall not enter in.

mary angela douglas 3 march 2016