These are among the very first poems I ever wrote. The association came from the phrase “the waves on the grass and the waves on the sea”. In the poem Samsara I spoke of an opening and finding a new song. These poems were written while Marianne and I attended a workshop entitled “Song Quest, Vision Quest” that was co-led by the sound healer and musician Sarah Benson. It was held in May, 1984 on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. It was a step in the spiritual opening that was occurring for us. I describe this important period in our lives in a chapter of a private memoir I wrote on Marianne’s life.
The song of life The song of change Nothing stays Not even pain. A new leaf, soft as dew New growth, light green Old leaf, dry and crisp. Waves on the grass Waves on the sea Clouds roll by Will you wait for me? I did not wander far What I saw was what I heard Not quite a song Not even a word A sense of time A sense of place A quiver of being A ground of peace