Creature Choir

Michèle Brown

“God has gone up with a shout,
      the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
  Sing praises to God, sing praises;
      sing praises to our King, sing praises.
  For God is the king of all the earth;
      sing praises with a psalm.” ~ Psalm 47:5-7

On hill`sides
under the moon
the coyotes howl`in
the coming of spring
In the ponds the frogs
answer with croaking
wooing their lovers
in songs unheard
since summer

The grizzly
exits his cave
craving the berry
not yet blossoming
on the mountain vines
raging at cedar`bark
his claw too long
seeks a godly

Creation knows praise
well beyond hymnody


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to Creature Choir

  1. grizzlies – yikes!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. and don’t forget birdsong…

    Liked by 1 person

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