First Anniversaries Replay the Tune

Music: Sheebeg and Sheemore.
By Turlough O'Carolan. Sequenced by Barry Taylor.
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First anniversaries replay the tune
In which there is a music yet unheard,
Repeating lyrics, yet not word for word,
Sensing something new and still rough hewn.
Then sing with joy the old, familiar song
And listen for the notes you cannot hear,
Notes that play but to the inner ear,
Not settled in you as you sing along.
In silence underneath your celebration,
Vivid lies the truth of which you sing,
Enduring, as your passion turns to feeling,
Richer, more complex, yet more secure.
So will you sense this sense without sensation
As you let the bells of glory ring,
Rejoicing in the rhythm of love's meaning,
Yielding to what must be still obscure.




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