Friday, July 31, 2009

GIFTS

Love has brought so much to me
Hourly brings so much ...
Beauty of the world
Lips that touch!

But oh, let me remember
That true love lives ...
Not in the shining gifts it takes
But in the gifts it gives!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TO ONE FAR AWAY

Were you happy?
Did you have
a happy day?
Did you remember
to touch its hours
expectanly?
Were your fingers firm as you reached forth
to pluck each harp-string moment
that the melody of this day
might please you?

Did you have
a happy day?
Were there sounds of laughter?
Gasps of wonder? Sighs of peace?
And now that it is gone
do you remember
pleasantly
the cadence of the march of time
into eternity?
Were you happy?
Did you have
a happy day?

Sunday, July 26, 2009

IF I WERE A STAR


If I were a star for a single night
I could scatter my heart-beats in infinite
light ...
I could learn from the skies all the earth conceals
And my soul could prove the things it feels
I could mount through the clouds on shining
wings ...
Singing at last as I long to sing!

But more than all this as the night drew near
More than in ecstasy, more than in fear ...
I should hover above the world waiting to see
My darling, my sweetheart, raise his eyes
to me!