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Music in the Air

by Kevin T. McEneaney
Wed May 3rd, 2017

Few rise before sunrise

for the symphony of bird song.

Fewer can identify that song,

which humans have heard

ever since they were human,

and even before that.


Music is the well-water of our psyche,

waterfall of forceful wisdom,

glinting stream of peace

amid the thorny cacophony of life.


To breathe a song into lungs,

to walk by a modest pond

with sunlight hopscotching,

see mallard, turtle, or fish;

to catch one’s breath at a mountain top

with the sky singing clouds—


to recall such moments at night

is to create a pacific festival.