Monday, August 18, 2014
In March, 2014, I shared the stage with Gordon Johnston at The Art Bar in Toronto. The following poem is from his new collection.
A New Psalm, Of The Oboist
God's orchestra is encouraging,
---the music blooms and mounts,
------we are lifted up with it, we are improved.
The orchestra of God is capacious,
---the harmonies are rich, complex,
------the melodies soar, we're a little overwhelmed.
I am an oboist in the orchestra of God;
---I colour the sound around me,
------or disappear into the noise.
Occasionally I have a solo to play,
---a minor cry from the heart before the strings
------sweep in again and carry us away.
I do what I can, I play the notes
---with all the feeling my skill allows.
------We hope for the best; we try to watch your baton.
Entry written by D.S. Martin. His new poetry collection, Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis, is available from Wipf & Stock as is his earlier award-winning collection, Poiema.