Forgotten Symphony

The illness showed in many symptoms
but the cause lied layers deep,
a rejection hard as stone,
entangled as a spider’s web.
When the keeper lost balance
the planet leaned, continents shifted
and the perfect orbit unwound.
The age of the predator
rose with a blood red moon
and the time of loneliness began.
Off in the starry distance
light embarked on a long, long journey
with the sound of angels
traveling to the aching void.
Heard first and seen by gypsies
wandering roads without a home,
then throughout the farms and cities,
the sight and melody a gentle rain
slowly softening beleaguered hearts,
encouraging them to play once more
the long forgotten symphony of kindness.



photograph by Jenny Yang @yzjenni


19 Responses to “Forgotten Symphony”

  1. Lloyd Meeker says:

    A beautiful vision, Don, eloquent and elegantly shared. An economy of compassion, its currency kindness. May this come as a gift of the light finally arriving from that far-away star to lead us back into balance.

  2. Eric Dunn says:

    Gorgeous imagery! I have the same vision!

  3. David Kyle says:

    Don, So deeply and sweetly touched by your muse. Your angels are hovering close around you for us all.
    Thank you for the heart of kindness you are expressing.

  4. Ravenstalk says:

    ~ Amen Brother ~ 🙏🙏~ Amen ~ 🙏 ~

  5. patrick says:

    This is lovely Don! A deep sentiment of the times – kindness is indeed the healing tonic needed.

  6. Tom Figel says:

    Don, whew! You went out as W.B. Yeats and came in as Gerard Manley Hopkins. Thank you.

  7. Amber Frid Jimenez says:

    Cloistering in small groups tests the love oft take for granted. Compassion, respect, kindness: Love.

  8. Edward Haimes says:

    Social distancing may be the order of the day, but hearts are connecting in oneness once again. The music of the spheres is once again heard, the silence revealing OM. Blessings to all during these challenging times.

  9. Elizabeth O Nunn says:

    Kindness, community, compassion…the substance of legend in our present times.

  10. Catches the times beautifully Don. thank you

  11. William Comer says:

    My open heart invites kindness and compassion–so essential to the orchestration of a symphony. To anyone who accepts I say “pay it forward.” For this reason come I into the world.

  12. Jay Schwartz says:

    Wow just Wow !!!

  13. bill dare says:

    Truly resonant. Blessings…

  14. Oh, Don…this is splendid…..the virus is a wake up call for us all!

  15. Susan Bennett says:

    beautiful on every level…I can see it and feel it…

  16. Rich Matkins says:

    Sending gratitude and love your way! 🙏🏽❤️🙏🏽

  17. Veronica Lim says:

    Oh, Don, this is great. Thank you so much for this imagery in this time of great need for such. Love and Blessings, Ronnie

  18. Sarah says:

    Absolutely Exquisite, Timely, and True……Much Love to You, Don, and All…..Thank you…..

  19. David Barnes says:

    Fine poem Don! Well said. Keepers of the symphony of kindness return home. Our friendship is sound. Kindness = genesis, geneology, genus, family, lineage, relations, birth, increase, native, natural, genuine, authentic

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