We can’t hear the song
The world sings
As it spins—
Only birds hear it—
And whales in the deep.
Mankind has fallen asleep.
Just before dawn
Song birds join together in a chorus
While night birds turn their heads
And dream of
We have forgotten
We are asleep.
Bright green and black damselflies fly over
Bright babbling streams—
Spotted brook trout fan their tails
in deep cold holes—
They know the song of Planet Earth—
As it turns each day, they
Knew it from the moment of birth.
On the salty reef certain fish harmonize—
Fish elegant in shapes colors patterns
In harmony with seasonal cycles.
I would like to return to the sea
To follow its ebb and flow
And know the Earth’s song
After the sun has set.