If music be the alphabet of love,
play on through the hours and days of life,
enriching each moment with a wisdom
unspoken in all the earth’s sacred writ
and prized by the world’s varied religions
under red-setting skies around the globe.
For if music falls on our ears as we walk,
the earth itself would be free of hatred
and people would greet each other freely
with open embrace, hearty handshakes,
and words of such enthusiastic joy
that war would be banished and we would love
each other and the earth we tread upon.
We would speak the language of dawn’s bright song.