Song

I raised a fortress dark and tall
Of thick and solid stone
And hid myself behind the wall
I’d built to be alone

One day a bird came into view
Most delicate of wing
Between the fortress stones she flew
And she began to sing

      Although she sang so bright and clear
      And sweetly all the day
      I turned away and would not hear
      For song birds fly away

Her song was pure and light as air
But I was like the stone
Cold, unmoving in my lair
For other birds have flown

Yet as the seasons drifted by
The patient song bird stayed
Her singing seemed to sanctify
The solitude I’d made

      Although she sang so bright and clear
      And sweetly all the day
      I turned away and would not hear
      For song birds fly away

Until one day I understood
Her song of pure delight
My fortress disappeared for good
Transfigured into light

And now at last I’ve come to see
That I am not alone
She sings to me and I am free
My world no longer stone

      And still she sings so bright and clear
      And sweetly all the day
      I turn to her, and hold her near
      That we may fly away

2 Responses to “Song”

  1. Dagmar says:

    Thank you very much for sharing your happiness with us. It makes my partner and me smile.
    You may enjoy this love for a very very long time, free, deep and wild.

    All the best for you from a cold and grey town in another country.
    Dagmar

    And don’t forget – like a graffiti said at my old university, tame birds sing of freedom, wild birds fly.
    (Shit I am getting kitschy here :-))

  2. admin says:

    Thank you Dagmar, that’s a lovely thing to say. :-)

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