Monday, November 14, 2005

Love song for the earth

In fern leaves' whorl about a stem,
or rainbow's elegant diadem,
In mud's apiarian six-fold crack,
or lightning's arrow through the black,
here, too, among the atoms' throng —
is rushing, rocking riff and song!
From sky to earth, without, within,
we move and shout, we bump and grin!

The blue whale's oceanic boom,
a song too bass for untuned ears,
The fieldmouse's tiny tremolo,
a tender lilt too high to hear,
Yet neither song's too far a cry
From rambler gambler radio strains
in whiskey muddied frequencies
that sing of broken hearts and trains

Sing sweet the redwing's oak-a-lee,
the robin's call for vernal green,
the song that snakes a spinal cord
and wakes the sleeping ovaries,
entrancing, belly-dancing codes
Of spiraling DNA melody,
A song to spawn a baby's birth —
relentless, joyful euphony!

Sing a song of the radiant earth,
Of how a star speaks to a ripple
See how the language of the spheres
dangles a daring participle,
In unfinished sentences it shines
And moves through every thing,
A ubiquitous, ecstatic ululation
of life and love — oh, dance and sing!


Blogger mermaid said...

I want to gather around a green field and join hands and sway to this song.

Kenny Loggins, "Conviction of the Heart" always does this to me, too.

11/14/2005 8:51 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Mermaid, your comment made me smile. This poem is a celebration, no question. It's an effort to pinpoint a lot of related thoughts that I have a hard time articulating. So I don't know how well it works, but it's my little offering.

11/15/2005 9:53 AM  

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