Who provides the soundtrack
when the film ends,
when life is a series of missteps
made in solitude?
Who sings to you
(of love, mostly of all)?
Who puts wings on words
and conjures crows?
Who opens the day with robinsong?
Who walks with you like the wind,
rustlesoft through trees?
Who tells you that you are and are
beyond what you yourself can see?
Who puts your name in a sentence
with a smile, sailing it
on the rippled paths of rivers?
Who tells you what you could be
instead of what you are not?
Who gives you each day
as a gift meant to be shared?
Who reflects your eyes into the vast
silent sky and never questions
the validity of their light?
Who holds you together
and echos your voice across the void,
vibrating through your bones
until they are centered
in its starstrewn tides?
Who hums you the moon?
Who is always waiting no matter
where you go or what you do
to welcome everything about you
For earthweal, where Brendan poses the question: What is this wild language in the deep forest back of our mouths? Mine is evidently riddled with more questions.