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