Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Today's Song

The sun came out today after weeks of rain. The day was so achingly beautiful, it made me miss being home. It felt like the sudden burst of Spring. Then I remembered this poem, from Song of Songs.

The sound of my lover
coming from the hills
quickly, like a deer
upon the mountains

Now at my windows,
walking by the walls,
here at the lattices
he calls--

Come with me,
my love,
come away

For the long wet months are past,
the rains have fed the earth
and left it bright with blossoms

Birds wing in the low sky,
dove and songbird singing
in the open air above

Earth nourishing tree and vine,
green fig and tender grape,
green and tender fragrance

Come with me,
my love,
come away

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