Where Glory Comes From

7 Oct

deep in the forest where eyes don’t see
moss grows out of logs
life out of death

entire civilizations of insects
go about their day
leaves live full lives
floating downward
onto glass lakes

and I’ll never stop trying
to give them voices,

the white foam of water
singing recklessly

an ancient song of
where glory comes from
and I’ll never stop attempting
to sing it back
in full translation

so we all can hear
and know how birds stay at peace
what flowers are trying to say
and where the turtles sleep in the sun



words and images copyright 2011 Brooke Gale Luby

2 Responses to “Where Glory Comes From”

  1. bardessdmdenton October 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

    I love the sequence of photos and verse…very lovely verse, by the way.

    • brookeluby October 7, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

      Thank you. I need to go for more walks! 🙂

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