The Clarions

14 Apr

They gather,
puffing, fluffing feathers,
preening for the call to start
and from their tiny beating hearts
the clarions begin their call
both large and small
to each and all
with chirps and warbles,
tweets and trills
they work their will
at slow and even last
that first golden shaft of light
pierces bright
and finally ends
the long cold night.


10 Responses to “The Clarions”

  1. Snehal Sahay April 14, 2013 at 9:11 am #

    A long cold night…but your poetry warmed it a bit. 😀

    • skipmars April 14, 2013 at 9:20 am #

      In the spring, about an hour before sunrise where I live, the birds gather and make quite a racket. Sometimes I think it’s a pentecostal meeting and the birds are rocking out their favorite spirituals. It’s nice to know that they are so excited about the coming morning. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all were?

      • Snehal Sahay April 14, 2013 at 9:25 am #

        You touched my heart sir. Amazingly said…seem to be an old peaceful soul.
        Yes…it would be above amazing…it would be just so more beautiful. The creator does deserve a small return for his never ending gifts to us…but maybe forget about the beAutiful upcoming morning in thinking about the last fateful day….

      • skipmars April 14, 2013 at 9:27 am #

        That’s why the sun rises on a new morning each day.

      • Snehal Sahay April 14, 2013 at 9:31 am #

        Yes it does…but we forget it does.
        Don;t you think we must have some additional philosophy and moral lessons in our education? Must it not be as important as the sciences, maths, socials, etc?

      • skipmars April 14, 2013 at 9:41 am #

        Ah! Poets know that the sciences deal with truth on one level. Perhaps the consistency of science is a window to other truths as well that deal with the heart and the mind and the soul. But, like being in a house where you look outside onto a wider world, you have to leave the house and go out the door to experience it.

        I’m not talking about death or afterlife. What I’m saying is there is a lot more to life and living than gravity and vectors and water soluble chemicals.

        The question is: who is responsible to teach those philosophies and moral lessons?

        In America, I would never leave that task to the public classroom. Or the government.

      • Snehal Sahay April 14, 2013 at 9:46 am #

        Look…someone has to take the initiative. Everyone knows the generations passing are growing indifferent…we need an educational system that not only incorporates scientific thought but ideals, thinking and spiritualism. We are not asking people to spend their time in the church or temple, but the world is a bigger place of worship. We must acknowledge it.

      • skipmars April 14, 2013 at 10:05 am #

        You used the terms “We” and “must.” On the macrohuman level (all humankind), this will never happen. However, on the microhuman level (individuals), this already occurs.

        If you and I comprise the “we” you speak of, then, like a fulcrum, you and I can move much.

        Francis of Assisi is said to have made this comment: Go and preach the gospel. If necessary, use words.

        Whatever your “gospel” is, it is far more important to live it before others. Ghandi would have been forgotten had he not done so. So would have Martin Luther King, Jr.

        Each religion has its doers and its sayers. By far, the doers are more essential.

        In my opinion.

  2. Jaybird April 14, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    I like this one a lot!

    • skipmars April 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

      You know, I have a daughter I call Jaybird. Hmmm.

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