The Bell Tolls

The bell tolls The final candle flares to life on the Advent wreath It’s time The bell tolls People leave their homes and head toward the house of God Their hearts are full of joy The bell tolls The doors open wide for all the people Music sounds and voices lift in song The bell…

Feathered

Owl flies silently through the night Robin sings in the early dawn Eagle soars in the midday sun Nightingale closes the twilight chorus Skies are filled with the songs of flight Floating on wings which dance through the night Beaks trill arias into the light Feathered creatures help us to see We too can spread…

Rebirth

The trees parade across the hill And down into the valley, til They meet the river, there they slow And bow their greeting to the flow The river serenades the sky And dancing dragonflies go by The peaceful hum of sleepy bees While bright-winged birds sing in the trees In the fields the flowers dream…

Cosmogyral

Whirling through the universe hurtling in eternal orbit around a shining star We chant a paean a victory song to our survival through aeons of change and change again Continents rise and fall civilizations are just a blink But we, the wanderers, go on We sing through the long ages As we watch the tiny…

The Magpie sings

Bitonal bird sits on a fence preens sleek black and white feathers Magpie chorus heralds the close of the day sun going down and the changing of the guard Day shift of birds and all the sunlight creatures return to their nests while the night dwellers emerge Possums get restive run across the roof tops…