Sunday, April 03, 2016

What Difference Is It Who The Singer Is

what difference is it who the singer is
as long as the Song gets sung
where the funeral is as long

as the bell is rung
we quibble over crumbs
and miss the Feast because of envy

quarrels, secret greed
meanwhile the meal is ruined and
we have lost all wars

not knowing that all songs are ours
and life and death, and all the depths
of Beauty that there are are ours for

being (then we are more, not less)glad
in someone else's happiness.

mary angela douglas 3 april 2016