AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

17 September 2016

Music.


THE MORNING WIND

There's more than music in this early wind,
   Awaking like a bird refreshed from sleep;
And joy that Adam might in Eden find,
   When he with angels did communion keep.
It breathes all balm and incense from the sky,
   Blessing the husbandman with freshening powers;
Joy’s manna from its wings doth fall and lie,
   Harvests for early wakers with the flowers.
The very grass in Joy’s devotion moves;
   Cowslips, in adoration and delight,
This way and that bow to the breath they love
   Of the young Winds, that with their dew-pearls play,
Till smoking chimneys sicken the young light,
               And Feeling’s fairy visions fade away.

John Clare

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