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April Is National Poetry Month

Red Bird Explains Himself
— Mary Oliver

“Yes, I was the brilliance floating over the snow
and I was the song in the summer leaves, but this was

only the first trick

I had hold of among my other mythologies,

for I also knew obedience: bring sticks to the nest,

food to the young, kisses to my bride.

But don’t stop there, stay with me: listen.

If I was the song that entered your heart
then I was the music of your heart, that you wanted and needed,

and thus wilderness bloomed that, with all its

followers: gardeners, lovers, people who weep

for the death of rivers.

And this was my true task, to be the
music of the body. Do you understand? for truly the body needs

a song, a spirit, a soul. And no less, to make this work,

the soul has need of a body,

and I am both of the earth and I am of the inexplicable

beauty of heaven

where I fly so easily, so welcome, yes,

and this is why I have been sent, to teach this to your heart.”

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  • April 4, 2009, 12:32 pm Lily Wyte

    Do you have a favorite song that seems to be the music of your soul?

  • April 5, 2009, 6:59 am Beth Owl's Daughter

    Lots of them! At which particular moment! 🙂

    What about you?
    – Beth

  • April 5, 2009, 7:59 am Star

    Mine is: Water, Fire and Smoke written by Betsy Rose and sung by several, including my favorite Grace Griffith. Sort of the story of my life. I never tire of singing it.


  • April 5, 2009, 10:34 am Lily Wyte

    Mine is Queen of the Sun, by Angel’s of Venice; though Mystic’s Dream, by Loreena McKennitt is almost as moving. When I was little I think it was mostly Puff. I was just wondering. I love lots of different types of music, but to say it was somehow me… that takes something really resonant.