James Varda – May this moment ever glow – poetry of life, change and beauty in the moment. This is most aptly my 600th post.

James Varda

A life is made up of a long necklace of moments. The art of it is to make every one of those beads as perfect as we can make them, to appreciate them fully and live them to the full. Even the worst of days are precious, the mundane boredom, the pain, the grief are all life.

We have this one life and all its moments are magic.

James has produced poetry and music that does justice to those moments. Chance and Time lays out the preciousness of life and love in stark relief to the prospect of its limits.

The album is in itself a gift. We should make of it what we can for life is fleeting.

May This Moment Ever Glow

A bright moon in a May sky

And the air hung with lilac

From a chimney pot

A blackbird sings 

The last song of twilight

Though the air will colder grow

And frost will glaze the garden hoe

And one day it will snow

May this moment ever glow

A summer wood reveals the truth

No beginning, no end, only change

From the treetop

A white admiral glides

To the light on the floor of the glade

Though the cold north wind will blow

And one by one the beach huts go

And one day it will snow

May this moment ever glow

Some days, are full of light

Some days, are hard to bear

Most days, are somewhere, in between

Take them all as gifts

Make of them what you can

A sparrow hit the window pane

Dropped to the ground without a sound

Cupped in your hands

With your sweet breath

It flickered, it fluttered and it flew

Though shadows soon will be cast low

And August seem a long time ago

And one day it will snow

May this moment ever glow

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