for Michele Solberg's Birthday, 12 February
Forty cycles round one sun-
distiller of emotions ,communicator of visions
Giver of life and love and art/all at once upon these front lines
supporting every brave heart who seeks to celebrate!
You will not stop!O active eye!O singing storm!
You whip the winds of ennui when you sing!
You add to every astral astronaut with your engine
Here is where you are-aware ,watching,absorbing
Soon you will form another sculpture to sing
a new child in form and fashion ringing in the new
Anyone who listens can hear you-making truth bare
enough to be brave again.Bold and bright and beauty.
You give your voice to bring back harmonies
We sing with you /rise from our knees
to thank you for your cycles round one sun
Soon,you will begin again..with (and for)-every one!