by Gordon Riggs
Fountain streams; chorus themes of Morning doves, Nightingales, and whippoorwills.
Water lilies sparkle white and pink with flaxen-gold at the mornings rise.
Harp in hand by the pools of foam silver, coral, and earth brown.
Ebony chestnut, dark amber flows curled and wavy her hair.
Silkworm woven, sapphire-diamond her gown.
Pearl cream shin; enchanting like the moon.
And eyes of old forest.
Then laughter and dancing, singing and chanting the voices of brooks, rills, wind, and of
wild flowers. Birds of all feathers chorus along.
And then I called to her in voice, but it became projected thoughts of mind.
"Harken, my word, good tidings and greetings all around. Please by your leave;
allow me the pleasure, the privilege, the knowledge to your name. For now I am unsure,
I would deem this moment, but a waking dream!"
"Fear not curious one; Adam's son. Tis not a dream;
for my name is many, and I am no daughter of Eve."
"When the stars were young, and the ground, earth, and seas boiled, shook, and quaked.
I began the waking song the sapling trees in fertile lands; welcomed the pedals and flower
blossoms to show their faces. And witnessed the birth of the birds and the bees."
"But, surely you jest, and with no disrespect; for you look younger, not older than myself."
"Trouble not your mind, Adam's son. For there are many wonders, and mysteries that
people can not fathom in this world. Embrace what you hear, feel, and see.
Take the moment, the instant at hand. For what do your senses tell you?"
"Many things; they reveal great splendor, and great doubt.
Hence, I have been in long study of the universities of man: science, technology, and the economy are the sustenance of truth, they claim to be true.
Methinks, it is more so involved in the secret brotherhood of stock and trade.
I am a wanderer, a gatherer of art you can say.
And at times, numbed for the better, and for the worst."
"Come then Adam's son, walk with me awhile; open your mind, your spirit, your senses.
And then in time, ask yourself, "What have I to contribute?"