From Songs of Youth (1998)

I heard it in the wide places:
stars played out across their breezy courses,
fixing paths of light!
Old debris of yesterday:
wander-watching where the river runs,
new green washing the great plain.
Tendrils rising, reaching, finding
paths of light and life and love.
Not I, a song; new rhyme, old tune:
fixing paths of light, and life, and love.
Whistling, smacking, laughing joy, and fear and trembling — 
wander in the great place, an open space, 
to catch the honeysuckle sunset with your open arms!
Composed in 1998 by Mark Feezell /
Included in Feezell’s poetry collection Songs of Youth (1998) and song cycle Songs of Youth (1998) at 1. Wandering
Dedicated to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0) 2024

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Image: Honeysuckle (IMG_6343)

poetry, Song of Youth (1998)

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