“Muse from a Dance, Song Sung to Me” poem from L.Willows


Muse from a Dance, Song Sung to Me

O heart, heart where have you been,
you woke with a quake, with love’s rupture in.
Muse from a dance remembered from song,
long ago, long ago; lifted life’s wrong.

O come near, and sweeten, deepen this time-
live again, bind all and wrap her as thine.
Muse from a dance remembered from when,
all of the fragments flew back to time then.

O heart, heart breathe into this air,
fill with the soft, with the peace of love’s dare.
Muse from a dance, song sung to me,
lifted from hope in the way of prayer’s plea.

© 2018 Linda Willows

2 Corinthians 2:9
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


“Float-Fall in Love’s Call”, by Linda Willows

photo by Christopher Peddecord

Float-Fall in Love’s Call

In motions deep, my limbs move to fall.
A calling, one stirred by lone notes that call.
Singing, sighing, oh with such desiring,
To rise and reach with all love’s recall.

How tender the sum of years in life’s all,
When love runs the motions, we turn in enthral.
Wondrous the weight of time and distance so small.
Oh motion, my limbs they the float-fall in love’s’ call.

© 2017 Linda Willows