Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Early Hints of Heaven

//early hints of heaven

Early Hints of Heaven

The recorder music we play is so heavenly -

Ancient church music like Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”

Wearing bleached surplices over black cassocks we glance

Between our music and the choir leader’s hands which dance

The time. My hands start to shake when I begin to play

But calm down as I am suddenly carried away

And am caught up in the melodic musical wave

As our recorders’ birdsongs swell, sweet pipes, through the nave.

And the music seems to have been already there

As if waiting for us to pluck it from the air.

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