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The Lyric of a Meadowlark

I sing above the anger of the wind,

I shout above the anguish of the sea,

Such are my prayers--for I belong to you,

Earthmother Home, and you belong to me.

I am a part of all the wind's just wrath,

I am a part of all the ocean's pain,

Their mighty voices rise like a common cry:

Where is compassion? Where does justice reign?

Turning I see the sun caress a hillside

Wild with a thousand flowers and children's play

So I sing joy and thankfulness, and wonder,

As all creation teaches me to pray.

Like Shakespeare's lark "at break of day arising

From sullen earth to sing at heaven's gate;"

First it is sorrow, then it's joy I'm singing,

Just a small voice but part of something great.

 

from LIGHTEN YOUR HEART by William Cleary

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