Dew holds tight to the bushes and berries
Its grip loosened by the soft caress of dry cloth
Mornings these days are early and damp.
Flower faces reflect the sun’s smile
Standing tall above them all
a perfectly pink Phlox bloom
I pause to savor the sniff
Heaven dreams of a smell so sweet
In the patch worry rests
You can hear songs
The kind that come on their own
The kind that sing themselves
The kind that pray
Hollow bones hold the songs
I sing the praises of mobility and ruby red raspberries
Oh, the voice may crack and pop
But it carries the tune well enough
Handfuls of delight dangle from the tips of grateful fingers
I’ll harvest all I can from this juicy life
Fill my bucket and then some
Before I’m dead ripe
Angeline Haen was raised on a small dairy farm in Sobieski, Wisconsin, where the love of the earth and all things of nature collected in her heart. She and her husband, Andy, steward a forty-five acre hobby farm and tend to the needs of two teenagers, four beehives, a 110 pound yellow lab named Wally, two and a half horses, flower beds, berry patches and gardens.
Her first book, Sweet Wisdoms, was released by Shanti Arts Publishing in February 2017.
In 2015 two of her poems were published in the Wicwas publication entitled Safe To Chew.
When she’s not writing, you can find her sharing some lov'n from her oven, driving a school bus or watching grass grow.
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2 thoughts on “Songs Pray”
Mary Oliver is beaming across the heavens. This is, if not your finest, at the top of your work.
This is the plumpest…juiciest…comment I’ve ever received. It’s going right into my bucket! ❤