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Posted on 22 May 2012, 23:03

if you have ears to hear
listen on this May morning
in this moment
in this instant of a moment
in an atom of time


life is calling to you from the branch of a tree
life is hidden in a mystery of green leaves
but its sharp song flies to your ears
urgent with hunger and desire

tune your ears
turn your face to the song
attend to the moment
open the valves of your heart
while the song flies
while the tiny tongue flutters in the bright beak
while the holy particles of time still flow

if you have ears to hear
listen with all the breath in your lungs
listen with all the joy in your veins
listen with all the love you have

before the atom splits
and the instant is lost
and the singer is silent
and the song is gone


before your song is done

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