You are music to me.

From your breath

the resonant sound
of a musician’s heart
awakens into murmurings
of pleasure and possibility,
or left behind…
a song to celebrate the glory of a single life…

As I listen closer
to the tenor of your message,
the moan of sorrow and wisdom
of those before you,
I hear like flying swallows into me
the harbinger of spring…
an awakening of orchestral gratitude.

Gary Ibsen
April 6, 2019


Cello photo by: Gary Ibsen