|D.H. Sutherland is a winner of the Rhysling Award and a Pushcart Prize nominee.|
© 2011 D.H. Sutherland
Let there be light!
should have been
let there be love.
Before the grand smashing of quasars and quarks, before the nebulous blast of
itinerant particles filled primordial space, well before Alpha sans Omega…
It should have been
how I teach you to play on a piano’s ivory face and your gentle musing
between notes, a little chaste, a little timid.
Well before Odysseus sails through history’s track, and Buddha’s great
atonement beneath Bo.
Before the Caesar and Gandhi and Christ!
How wonderful your fingers find notes
on a keyboard of ascending thrones.
Trace it, follow me, one more time…
Before the night finds your head on pillow and your feet carve a niche under
Before this soft voice against your cheek tells the dawn of your majesty, but
can only whisper in the silence let there be love.
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