Copyright 2012 Gordon Kuhn

Can you not hear the music?

It is everywhere!

It is in the trees,

The bushes,

The very rocks at my feet!

Joy complete!

Can you not hear the singing?

The very choir that sang to Mozart

Sings to thee!

So sublime, so gentle.

Then a rush,

Building, climbing, towering, higher and higher,

To softly hang there so high up, to slowly roll over and then

in a cascade

Like water leaping off a cliff

Caught in the wind

The bases join the sopranos

And held suspended

Spilling over a boundless leap

Sprays out in billowing tumult of beauty soaring there.

Can you not hear the laughter?

It surrounds you and me!

It is everywhere!

In the grass, the weeds,

The clouds, the worms crawling at my feet

It knows not defeat

Do you not hear the wonder of it all?

A million violins sing out at once!

High and lifting higher,

Then come the trombones,

Strong voiced, strong willed

And my heart climbs with the trumpet notes!

Then she falls, tumbles with joy back into the valley,

With a light flute just touching the highest cloud in the sky,

And slowly sliding down a rainbow

Gently brings my soul back to earth

To the joy

To the beginning again and again

Can you not hear the music?                          October 31, 2012

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