Soul Song A Fable Deep unto deep calls out desire to journey floods Kuaka’s soul, words unthought but known. One song sung of leaving, arriving, life wedged between two halves autumn farewells, spring’s arrivals. Air surges, upwelling, lifting, flight; Creator’s rhythm spurs wind on wing, feathers light, strong, flex together. Nine days and nights coalesce - one day everlasting. A fast, body shrinking consumed in flight. Air, pressure, tone, cadence Kuaka moves with Kuaka; Creator, kith and kin sing to each other: A-wik, a-wik over ancient seas, wordless songs, rich in meaning, a void closes between soul and wing. As Arctic’s polar star dips from sight Antipodes Southern Cross climbs high, soul song hymns with earth, sea, sky. God’s Spirit guides Kuaka’s being, subtle movements of communion Kuaka follows Christ’s leading. Of three treasures do Kuaka sing: Praises to God of unknown journeys, trust in His call, joy in His Being. © Craig A Roberts, 2022 Kuaka: Also known as the Bar-tailed Godwit.
From Waymarks: Pilgrim Journeys. Upcoming release. Take a Glimpse