Beliefnet ran a feature for Poetry Month and asked us to do a post on our favorite poem.  I wondered how I would be able to choose, and then remembered an old poem I wrote back in 1976 that I really love, so this is my poem for Poetry Month.

Lynn HayesPraise Song

Oh, glory to the stars that shine

In everlasting splendor,

their sparkling dust of joy to fall

upon the blossoming heart, the tender rose

that smiles here below the sky.

Wisps of harmonies catch the strings within the spirit

and dancing gently round them,

bring them laughing into play, to sing

love’s cosmic melody, its touch

upon the lute within

begins to weave resounding

trails of voices singing,

ringing to the sky with joy

the praises of this life.

Art by Gaelyn Larrick

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