If only

If only

The stars weren’t so lonely

They wander in grace

And season of space



(for Camden)


We have what’s good

Using it, should

A beach and a wave

And all of it save


Earth-songs we’ll sing

Seasons we’ll bring

We’ll have the nights

Gifts into rights


Peace ends the war

We come so far

Foes into friends

Newly-won ends


Aspects of grace

Seeing God’s face

Hearing the voice

From which we learn choice


Woman, man, child

Glory in wild

When fed the least

When we serve the feast


Finally, yes

Faith our best guess

All of it right

And we’ll have the night


C L Couch