The snow is melting, now, on this Christmas morning,
revealing of the dormant Earth below.
We gather ‘round our tree of many colors,
Exchanging gifts and all the love we can show.
The sun is showing again above the mountain
Even in this darkest time of year.
The miracle of the light comes celebrating
The time to share the gifts will always be here.
We gather celebrating of life’s miracle
We gather celebrating the virgin birth,
And sing our songs for love of baby Jesus,
Can you sing some prayers for love of Mother Earth?
Now, Santa has gone back to his home in the North Pole,
leaving a song and gifts for all of us to see.
Gone with all his sleigh and magical reindeer
All the gifts for you and for me.
And Spring is only now
A far away fantasy,
A place waiting for
All our dreams to grow,
Knowing that the energy here is biding,
We celebrate this chrysalis morning glow.
Richard Evan MacKay
**This song came as an inspiration during the Christmas season when I happened to be feeling sad and lonely, ruminating about the recent transition of my mother that year.
OH, I HEAR GOD’S VOICE
Oh, I hear God’s voice
in the setting sun,
in the cricket’s song
We are all One.
1 So I sing my song
share all these feelings
new day has begun.
2 Oh, I hear God’s voice
in the wind and rain
in the rising sun
in this brand new day.
3 In the rising sun
and the rising Earth
Oh, all these feelings
What are they worth?
4 Is this voice inside?
Is it all about?
Is it mine alone?
or is it everyone’s?
5 Oh, I hear God’s voice
within my mission
in love and in care
in a loving vision.
** I suppose this song doesn’t make sense unless you imagine or contemplate as I do
that vision, sound, song, colors, and nature are all energetic components of the One Spirit in a fabric of a vibrational harmony.
There are songs for your ear.
Open your heart and you’ll hear
There’s a rhythm to dance
Har-mo-ny to enchant.
There’s a song here for you
So, whatever you do
Let the rhythm set you free.
Feel the harmony and be.
There’s a song here for you
There’s a song here for me
There’s a song here to sing.
Let this song set you free.
There’s are songs everywhere,
Songs of love in the air.
There are songs for your care –
There’s a song everywhere.
Music can be a transformative experience.
Suppose God’s voice,
the song of the planet,
is well beyond your mere words
and small means of personality,
of your economics, of your politics,
of your culture.
Hear the song of the cicadas
in the colors of the sunset,
the wind lightly rippling the water’s surface,
the drums beating in the park,
the dog wanting your love.
In all the moments
and sensations of this evening,
The mirror surface, now, on the pond
reflects all the sky and evening trees,
An Indian man turns and says, “Hello”
Are you listening to this song
calling you to this dance of the Earth?
Pastel shades of blue
painted on the panorama ‘fore my eyes
Oh, Magenta, red, and aqua rainbows
fill the sky just like some rhyme –
Am I dreaming songs of love?
Am I always wondering why?
Is it truth or is it passion
that fills my heart and overflows my mind?
Open now and hope forever,
My heart is on the line:
a deeper shade of color,
and this dancer spinning to some unknown time –
I can be this heart within
and I do answer for my own time
as the poet lives within these wings
and this dancer with the mystery unwinds–
Oh, this trembling uncertainty,
wanting a place
to voice my feelings
in this chaotic seeming world.
I follow my heart.
I follow my dream,
as the gibbon moon crosses
high in the sky –
I dream of beauty and love.
A voice out of somewhere asks:
What have you to give songsmith?
I reply that
I am finding my voice
and bringing you my harmonies
in this disharmony,
I am the song in the wind,
the sun on your face,
the love in your heart,
the rhythm in your dance,
the dream in your spirit,