Friday, June 16, 2006

A Song From the Beginning of Time

By Clai Lasher-Sommers

Excuse my wandering.
But how can we be orderly with this?
It's like counting leaves in a garden,

Or the song notes of black birds,
cheepers, frogs,
I listen to them singing this night.

I sit near the beginning of time,
knowing that the deeper the grief
the more expansive and open
tomorrow morning.

To sit near the end of time,
is to witness angels coming together
to gather a celtic hero
back to his homeland.

In each time I must sit with any god
and remember it is such a cycle that brings us
to a purity and certainty of all that is real
of all that matters.

Annointment of oils, and whispers of songs,
are my connection to winds of beginnings and
ripples of knowings.

What it is, this life.

Clai Lasher-Sommers is a writer living in Canaan, New York with her two children. She works for the North Chatham Library and adores books, but gets tired of people thinking that librarians read all the time.

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1 comment:

Lori said...

Absolutely gorgeous poem! I especially love the comparisons. I might not be able to help but count leaves in my garden today.