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!