"For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes." - Dag Hammarskjold

Friday, July 19, 2013

grateful for heart songs...

What does your heart feel like singing about today?!
“Anything worth thinking about is worth singing about.”
Which is why we have
songs of praise, songs of love, songs
     of sorrow.

Songs to the gods, who have
     so many names.

Songs the shepherds sing, on the
     lonely mountains, while the sheep
          are honoring the grass, by eating it.

The dance-songs of the bees, to tell
     where the flowers, suddenly, in the
          morning light, have opened.

A chorus of many, shouting to heaven,
     or at it, or pleading.

Or that greatest of love affairs, a violin
     and a human body.

And a composer, maybe hundreds of years dead.

I think of Schubert, scribbling on a café
          Thank you, thank you.

 -          Mary Oliver


gratefully yours,

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