the tending

the tending
december 2018

the_tending
tending to the glow……….. a Weathercat nap of the day quote in light

to care
is
to take in
what you cannot
swallow
to breathe in
what could
stop your breath,
by a fluke
of heart
knowing,
sharp as a
pinched
nerve,
that
we shall
find each other’s
hands however
far we are torn
from understanding
in the war of fear
we shall lose
till won
in the touch
of others, our
touch upon
them

Copyright ©2022 Peter Le Baige.  All Rights Reserved

Click on the link above to hear a reading of the poem.  The accompanying music is from the third movement, ‘Melodia’, of Béla Bartók’s ‘Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117, here performed by Yehudi Menuhin in a 1947 recording.

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