I pretty much always have a song going on in my heart. If not in flight, song helps to keep me moving forward in life.
I offer a poetic meditation about “Song”:
Songs are like birds –
It is of their nature not only
To give voice but flight;
And listening, the songbird
Hidden in us seeks to fly along with them,
Lying secretly in languishing wait
For the breath-filling summons of song.
You will know
when a song has struck you;
for you will discover yourself
already in flight.
You will not need to say to your heart
“Let’s fly with this song!”
You will hear instead your winged self
Lyrically letting you know:
“I am now in flight – join me!”
Who knows but that songs
Arise from the “other side,”
Inviting us to fly with and to them,
Over heaven’s soaring rainbow,
Beyond the troubles and travails
Which plague us on this side.
Songs fly toward bright blue skies
That are always smiling,
To a dreamed of place
Where promises finally
Yield to their fulfillment;
And where you will find yourself
Home at last.