Each dusk has its music;
Summer has symphonies.
Bird calls settle, diminish. Sonata ends
as the song of crickets rises, sparking
the rise of fireflies,
seeking mates upon the flashing earth.
(A sideshow! Sweet ballet of lust and creation:
seeker and sought,
light and sound and smell commingling…)
And then spring peepers, the third movement chorus—
a sound crying through the heart
to the deeper heart.
Wind whispers, caressing trees, gentling leaves:
hushed dream percussion.
Then all flow together: bird, cricket, peeper, breeze…
Light meets light and music recedes—
earth’s lullaby to her lonely
children, a nightly offering.
Take your seat; the show is free…
Add your song of
stillness and gratitude.
(Crickets and Spring Peepers together: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWFjhEYXbbU&feature=related )
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