Summer Song

Many of my poems are associated with a season. This poem hearkens to the beginning of Marianne’s and my spiritual journey, and I want to share it as one of the first posts in this new blog!

 Summer Song
 It was early summer when it all began
 The circle of life, the infinite span
 So many memories, so many songs
 Many are the echoes lingering long.
 This unending journey, when did it start?
 What is the purpose, what is my part?
 Why are the feelings so passionate and strong?
 Where is the tranquility, did I do wrong?
 A peaceful mist envelops plants so newly green
 The rains have ended, the world is clean
 Nestled once more in the willow tree
 I feel the quiet deva who set me free.
 It was three years ago that I found the song
 Opened my heart and forgot the wrong
 The heartache and pain of life’s blind chance
 I started to sing and began to dance.
 So many turns from all the years
 So many joys, so many tears
 Not one life only but the gentle touch
 Of the lives of others who have suffered much.
 As I embrace my loved ones and my friends
 I feel a sensitivity to all that never ends
 A yearning for the nurture of living things
 An openness to life and all it brings. 

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