Do you know how beautiful you are


did you ever know such a thing

oh hollow cradle of light


large as an empty embrace


shape of old waves


and of supplication and offering


fashioned out of all


the ambers of memory

here at the center


at the deepest part


where your heart has been


the notes were plucked


once according to


a time of music


to accompany the singing


that someone claimed


would be here forever

here your heart began


as an echo


in answer to the sea


here once you heard


how the light came through it